When your child has a tooth, you must begin brushing. You must start flossing them if they have two or more adjacent teeth. That is often easier said than done. It can be easier to wrangle cats than to brush a toddler’s teeth. We understand that, and that is why we encourage routine dental visits. We can professionally clean and examine your child’s teeth to ensure no tooth decay.
Many people find the dentist frightening. That is because many adults have had to have major dental work. However, if you think about it, dental visits are rarely painful. We use numbing agents to ensure that you do not feel pain while we are handling restorative treatments. You may feel much better after visiting the dentist than you did before you came to the dentist. So, please do not tell your children that a pediatric dentist is scary or will hurt. Children’s routine visits should be comfortable and not painful. Furthermore, suppose we do need to do any additional work. In that case, we can use medications and therapeutic approaches to keep it stress-free and painless for your child.
We recommend several things for our pediatric patients. First, we believe they should have yearly X-rays to monitor the condition of their teeth. They should have twice-yearly cleanings to ensure that tartar and plaque do not lead to tooth decay. We can apply a topical fluoride treatment, which helps inhibit tooth decay and cavities. We can seal the back teeth, helping prevent food particles from getting trapped in the teeth. If your child’s teeth are cracked or damaged, we can bond them to help repair them. We can use fillings to treat cavities. If your child has significant tooth decay, we can do root canals. However, root canals are not a traditional treatment since children will lose those teeth anyway. Instead, we may do an extraction.
Whether you want to plan your child’s first trip to the dentist or switch from another pediatric dentist, we are here for you. Contact us today to get started.