Dental sealants are an acrylic-like material that helps shield decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surface of the back teeth. Dr. Frederick Prehn recommends that sealants are applied to a child’s permanent molars and premolars. It is best to apply sealants as soon as possible after the six-year molars (the first permanent back teeth) appear. As a child’s more cavity-prone years continue until the mid-teens, the other teeth should also be sealed if indicated. When you and your family visit Prehn Dental Offices, our dentist can help answer any questions you may have about receiving dental sealants in Wausau, Wisconsin. To visit with our dentist, we invite you to contact us today at 715-842-1270.