About Child Dentistry
There are a variety of dental treatments we provide to prevent tooth decay in children, save teeth, and even repair teeth when necessary.
Topical Fluoride: Fluoride incorporates into teeth’s enamel, making it harder and more resistant to decay. Although there is a small amount of fluoride in toothpaste and in some drinking water supplies, we can apply a higher concentration onto your child’s teeth for maximum protection.
Dental Sealants: We can apply a plastic coating that prevents cavities by sealing the little grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth known as “pits and fissures.” These little crevices become the perfect environments for decay-causing bacteria. Immature tooth enamel is more permeable and therefore less resistant to tooth decay. Dental sealants are easy to apply and provide years of protection.
Root Canal Treatment: Perhaps you have had a root canal treatment yourself, to save an injured or severely decayed tooth. Well, sometimes children need root canals, too. As mentioned above, baby teeth are important guides to the permanent teeth that are already forming beneath your child’s gums. Therefore, saving them from premature loss can help prevent a malocclusion (“mal” – bad; “occlusion” – bite) that requires orthodontic treatment.
Bonding: Chips and minor fractures to front teeth – common childhood occurrences – can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding materials. These lifelike resins made of plastic and glass can be used on baby teeth, as well as permanent teeth, and last until the youngster has completed facial growth.