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Kids Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry 

Children’s teeth can decay far quicker than a permanent adult tooth. That is why routine checkups are so important! In most cases, it is best to schedule a preventive appointment every six months. That way problems can be caught when they are smaller and more comfortable to correct.

During your child’s checkup, we will let you know if any cavities are visible. X-rays may be necessary to diagnose areas that aren’t visible to the naked eye.

Protective Sealants for Kids

One of the best ways to help your child avoid cavities is to have their teeth sealed.

Sealants protect the deep grooves and pits of back teeth that are harder to keep clean. There is no drilling or shots involved, and each sealant takes only a few minutes to “paint” in place. We typically recommend sealing the first and second molars these are the teeth that erupt around the ages of 6 and 12.

 

Fluoride for Kids 

This important mineral keeps teeth strong and resistant to decay. In fact, it can even help decalcifying enamel to remineralize before it turns into a cavity. The fluoride that we use in our office is stronger than what is found in toothpaste. As such, it is important to get it applied every six months!

Fillings for Kids

In children, it is important to treat tooth decay early. Otherwise, it can spread into developing adult teeth or cause an abscess. In rare cases, untreated cavities can even lead to serious infection that result in hospitalization. We make every effort to help your child feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Laughing gas is just one example!

Gentle Tooth Extractions for Children

In most cases, it is best to restore your child’s tooth rather than pull it. This prevents complications with their developing biting patterns that may require braces later on.

Unfortunately, sometimes extractions are necessary. If they are, we will discuss how we can help to preserve the space so that adult teeth erupt properly.

See The Dentist by Age 1, and Every Six Months Thereafter

 

Be sure to schedule your son or daughter’s checkup every six months. With routine

preventive care, we can help your child look forward to their next checkup!

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