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Prophylaxis (dental cleaning)
Infants, children and adolescents can benefit from regular dental prophylaxis (dental cleanings). Treatment helps keep teeth free from plaque, minimizing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Each treatment plan is individualized.
Fluoride varnish treatment
Fluoride varnish is a type of topical fluoride. This means it’s applied directly to the surfaces of the teeth to help prevent tooth decay. The fluoride varnish is able to penetrate the tooth enamel, hardening and protecting it. Fluoride varnish can help prevent new cavities from forming.
Dental Sealants (BPA FREE)
Dental sealants are a very thin, BPA free plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the adult back teeth; these are the molars and premolars. The sealant is applied to help protect these surfaces from tooth decay.
Customized prevention plan/Oral hygiene instructions
No two children are the same, and for this reason your pediatric dentist will ensure your child’s prevention plan is fully customized. Each plan is designed to help your child’s teeth and gums remain as healthy as possible, and to ensure teeth and jaws develop normally.
Composite White, BPA Free fillings
Unfortunately children can have tooth decay, even in their primary or milk teeth. One way to repair these teeth is to use composite white, BPA free fillings. Composite resin fillings are made from a mixture of glass and plastic resin which bonds very strongly to natural teeth.
Pulp treatment for primary teeth
A pulp treatment on a primary tooth is called a pulpotomy, and is where the inflamed pulp chamber is cleaned out, and all the infected tissues removed before the area is sterilized and permanently sealed.
Esthetic Crowns for Primary (Baby) Teeth
It can be upsetting to learn your child has cavities, and to be faced with the prospect of repairing the tooth while causing the minimum amount of discomfort for your child. Small cavities can be repaired with simple fillings, but if the decay is more significant, it might be necessary for our pediatric dentist to cap or crown the tooth.
Teeth Whitening for Children
Having a bright white smile can be a major confidence booster for anyone, including children and especially teenagers. So what if your child has yellow teeth, and could really do with improving their smile?
Nowadays an increasing number of parents are looking towards professional teeth whitening treatments to help their children look and feel their best.
Teeth Bonding for Children
Young children can easily chip or crack their teeth while playing sports or childhood games. Repairing the tooth helps to restore its natural strength, as well as the overall size and shape so your child’s smile will look as good as new.
Treatment of white spot lesions (preventing tooth decay)
White Spot lesions can appear on teeth as a result of the enamel losing calcium, and can often develop after orthodontic treatment. This is because it is often quite difficult to clean around a fixed brace, and a buildup of plaque can result in the tooth surfaces becoming demineralized so white spots develop.
Treatment of Children with Dental Anxiety
Visiting the dentist can be a scary experience for young children, but pediatric dentists are extremely experienced at putting children at ease and will ensure the whole visit is as non-threatening and comfortable as possible. Treatment is provided in an environment that is designed to feel as safe and comfortable as possible.
There are a lot of different techniques can be used to help reduce children’s fears. The first visit is only for an examination, and allows a child to get used to being in the dentist chair, and to become accustomed to new surroundings. Preparing Your Child for their Appointment. There are a lot of different techniques …
Treatment of children and adults with special needs
Pediatric dentists are trained to assess children and adults with special needs, as these patients may require specific dental plans that are specially adapted for them. We can offer customized healthcare for children or adults who are affected by mental, psychological or physical disabilities and who may require additional assistance during dental treatment or during other dental care appointments. We Are Trained to Assess Children with Special Needs
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommend parents or caregivers schedule twice yearly appointments for children, with the first visit taking place within 6 months of the first milk tooth erupting, or by age one.
Regular oral evaluations are important to help ensure your child’s teeth and gums are healthy and for checking that their teeth, jaws and facial structures are developing normally. Why Have An Oral Evaluation? What Happens During an Oral Evaluation?
Digital Dental Radiography
Our pediatric dentist will need to take regular dental x-rays of your child’s teeth. Children need more frequent x-rays than adults as their mouths are rapidly growing and changing, and they are also more susceptible towards developing cavities.
Growth and Development Dental evaluation
A growth and development dental evaluation is essential to make sure your child’s teeth and jaws are developing correctly. It can help detect any issues such as misaligned jaws or teeth, or to identify problems with jaw growth at an early stage.
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