Routine Cleanings & Exams
Biannual dental visits
are important for kids of all ages. Regular dental exams allow our team to examine their teeth and gums to ensure everything looks great or diagnose and treat any issues that have arisen. Cleanings help to remove plaque that has collected in hard-to-brush areas, which reduces the patient’s risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen and protect tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments from a young age can actually help to build stronger tooth structures and even reverse very early signs of tooth decay. These quick and easy treatments can be done after a dental cleaning, and the patient just has to avoid eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth for 30 minutes afterward.
BPA-Free Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are ultra-thin clear coatings that are applied over the molars. Once applied, sealants prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in the grooves of the teeth and causing cavities. Dental sealants don’t take very long to apply, can last for many years, and are only noticeable to a trained dental professional. Once sealants start to wear down, they can be removed and reapplied to ensure the teeth are always protected.
If your child knocks one or more of their baby teeth out too early, they may need a space maintainer
to ensure that their adult teeth have room to grow in properly. If a baby tooth is lost before the adult tooth is ready to come in, other teeth may start to fill in the gap that’s left behind, which can cause crowding and other orthodontic problems. Space maintainers hold the space open until the adult tooth begins growing in.