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.
It’s important not to whiten children’s teeth too soon, as they need to have all their permanent teeth before our dentist will consider this treatment.
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.
Dental bonding or teeth bonding is a minimally invasive procedure that is a good alternative to using veneers, and it can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped or cracked, or even teeth that are slightly misaligned or discolored.
The process can often be completed by our pediatric dentist during a single visit.
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.
These white spots will often occur around the areas where the brackets were fixed onto the teeth, or they may develop right at the base of the tooth around the gum line.