We provide the latest advancements in children’s dentistry with the thoughtfulness and concern you would want from your children’s dentist. No matter what age, your children will always feel relaxed in our competent care. We also start teaching them good dental hygiene at age four and enjoy each of their visits year after year as they grow and change.
Calming Dental Fears
We want all of our young patients to be free of any fear about their dental visits, so that as they grow up they will continue to take care of their teeth with any treatments needed. The parents of our young patients frequently tell us how successful we are in this mission. Our office is a happy place to visit, and no matter what the reason your children have apprehension about dental treatment, they will have a changed attitude in our care.
We want your children to develop good daily dental hygiene at an early age. This will help to maintain all their natural teeth for a lifetime. It is important to know that children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities during their formative years. They do not always brush well and need guidance until they understand the value of taking care of their teeth properly. We encourage parents to be involved in their daily brushing and flossing.
Children eat more often throughout the day, so their teeth are exposed for longer periods of time to acid. Every time you eat, acid is produced in the mouth, which increases the potential for cavities. If a tooth is not cleaned properly to begin with, additional exposure to acid will speed up the rate of cavity development. If oral hygiene improves and better food choices are made, together with an application of a fluoride varnish, the chances of cavities can greatly be reduced.
Because the deep grooves of back teeth are difficult to brush thoroughly, cavities may occur when acids, bacteria, and plaque form on the surface of teeth. If not removed, this formation will cause decay. Any amount of decay means permanent damage to a tooth and a filling or crown will be necessary to stop the decay and restore the tooth.
The good news is that there is a way to help prevent cavities. Just one application of a dental sealant will work. It is a simple, quick, and painless treatment. After all the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a thin coating of the mineralizing sealant is applied to the surface of every tooth. It is clear and invisible and bonded to the teeth with a curing light. And that’s it! No shots or drills are needed. The entire tooth remains intact, and it is the best preventive treatment for children and adolescents to preserve their teeth.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (561) 686-2077 to schedule a visit for everyone.