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Did you know one of the most effective forms of restoration for tooth decay prevention is dental sealants? Dental sealants are applied to the back teeth, such as the premolars and molars, to help prevent dental damage from arising. They’re extremely effective for tooth decay prevention and enamel protection as they can resist the acids that would normally eat through your tooth enamel.

Dental sealants have been proven effective and can lower your risk for tooth decay by nearly 80%. In addition, they are extremely long lasting and can often protect your teeth for as long as 10 years. They’re also clear and allow the natural shine of your smile to shine through.

Dental sealants are safe for nearly any age, and can even be successfully and safely implemented on children as young as six, or whenever their first molars begin to grow in. Once a child has a visible molar, dental sealants can be applied. Once in place, dental sealants make a child 3 times less likely to develop cavities on protected teeth.

No matter which tooth restoration treatments or protections you select, the real importance is the oral health benefits they can give. If you would like Dr. Frederick Prehn and our team at Prehn Dental Offices to bring you in for a comprehensive exam to determine which treatment is right for you, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Wausau, Wisconsin, by calling us at 715-842-1270.