Receiving high-quality dental treatment is just as important for children as it is for adults. We take great pride in helping our patients achieve excellent oral health from the moment they get their first tooth, all the way up through their teenage years.
Taking care of teeth is one important aspect of keeping yourself healthy. Dentists will always share the same basic advice for maintaining your teeth’s excellent health and appearance: brush and floss your teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay, pay a visit to your dentist at least twice a year, avoid using your teeth for opening or tearing things, steer clear of foods and beverages that can cause stains.
Dental care for children, however, will be relatively different. Your trusted family dentist can explain how extra assistance and attention is required in looking after your kids’ teeth. Visiting the dental clinic — not to mention having to sit still in a chair while someone peers inside their mouth and uses different tools — can be a strange and even frightening experience for them, so it helps to find a professional who can expertly meet the needs of your whole family.
Pediatric dentists are trained and highly skilled, and they know exactly how to put young patients at ease, making each visit a positive one.
What does pediatric dentistry include?
Pediatric dentistry includes using sealants to help prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. This is a proven preventive treatment that works by applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing it to harden, which keeps out unwanted bacteria and plaque that could otherwise harm the teeth.
Additionally, using fluoride treatments to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel is extremely helpful in preventing decay. This involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth—it will bond the enamel and help keep teeth strong and healthy, it could even reverse decay.What is Fluoride? Learn More About Dental Sealants
What are the common issues of dental health in children?
Many of a kid’s dental problems are the same ones affecting adults, but as children’s teeth are still developing, untreated dental conditions can cause poor and misaligned tooth development, leading to a more serious problem as a child grows up.
Some of the most common issues with children are:
- Tooth decay
- Bad breath
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum disease
- Teeth grinding
- Canker sores
- Baby teeth-loss
- Over-retained primary teeth
- Dental Anxiety
What makes Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry different?
Our entire office has specialized in providing dental care to infants, toddlers, young children, teens, and children with disabilities. Beyond that, we provide a warm, fun, and friendly environment that helps children relax, making them more receptive to the examinations and treatments.
We encourage parents and family members to be with their children and interact with them throughout the treatment to further strengthen your kids’ feeling of safety and security.
Our staff will carefully go through the dental evaluation and the available and recommended treatment options with the parents so that they can arrive at a fully informed decision.
Teaching children about good dental care habits helps lay down a firm foundation for excellent dental self-care as they grow older and throughout the rest of their life.
If you have more questions about pediatric dental care, please contact our office, request an appointment for your child, or explore the other pediatric dental services we provide.