Dental care for children is known as pediatric dentistry. The primary teeth in a kid play a crucial role in speech development, correct food chewing, and maintaining the space for permanent teeth. For a lifetime of excellent dental health, it’s also critical to establish strong dental practices early in life.
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation / Digital Radiographs
It is advised to have an oral examination every six months to avoid cavities and other dental issues. Dental X-rays are an important diagnostic technique for finding decay, extra teeth, bone deformities, tumors, cysts and monitoring the effectiveness of earlier procedures.
Regular cleanings help keep teeth cavity-free and gums in good health. During a dental cleaning, tartar and plaque get removed, and the teeth are polished to eliminate stains and stop the formation of new plaque.
Dental sealants are made of a safe resin material which is applied to the surfaces of teeth (commonly permanent molars) to prevent cavities. The sealant material fills in the crevices of a tooth and “seals” off the tooth from cavity-causing agents like food and plaque. The teeth are prepared for the sealant application and the sealant is painted directly onto the chewing surface of each tooth and then hardens. Sealants are applied in one visit.
Fluoride is a natural substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent decay. Fluoride treatments are administered at this office as an important component of pediatric dental treatment. The fluoride is applied to the teeth in a gel, foam, or varnish form.
It is better to have custom-made mouth guards from your dentist than to buy less expensive items from a store. Participants in many school athletic programs must wear a mouthguard. A custom-fitted mouthguard will be especially helpful for athletes who are sporting braces.
The Importance of Early Dental Care
Your child’s first dental visit is an important milestone.