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girlwithquestionProviding your child with effective dental care is, of course, always your goal. Whether you’re helping your little one learn how to properly care for his or her smile with brushing or flossing practice or if you’re visiting us for a preventive appointment, you’re on the right track. However, you may find yourself wondering if the sealants we suggest really do much to protect your child’s oral health or if they’re just a luxury. Fortunately, we can assure you that dental sealants offer exceptional protection against tooth decay, which can provide tremendous support to your current habits. Ready to learn more about the details, so you can make a confident decision? Consider the following:

What Is A Sealant?

A dental sealant is a thin plastic barrier that we will create over the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth. Why do we do this? Here’s what you need to know about those back teeth: They are extremely difficult to reach and thoroughly clean (even for adults) and they are full of little tiny hiding spaces in the form of grooves – bacteria often become trapped in these spaces. Where plaque and bacteria hide, tooth decay is likely to follow. We suggest sealants because they cover these high-risk areas, so your child’s daily hygiene efforts are successful.

How We Apply Them

We will clean your child’s teeth in preparation. To apply a dental sealant, we simply need to paint a thin layer of clear plastic over back teeth before quickly setting the sealants. It’s quite simple and completely comfortable. We may apply them the moment permanent molars appear.

The Benefits

From food particles to tiny traces of plaque, dental sealants keep out all types of debris from the little nooks and crannies of back teeth chewing surfaces. You can expect your child to quite easily avoid cavity development in these areas. In addition, your child’s sense of accomplishment with daily brushing may remain in great condition as a result of these teeth remaining cavity-free.


At Rodem Tree Dental, you and your family can expect to receive the latest in quality dental care. Dr. Ellen Nam and our team want to help you improve the health and beauty of your smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 972-475-2321. We proudly service patients in Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, and Sachse.