Very few things are as heartwarming as seeing your little one smile. As a parent, you naturally want your son or daughter to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, strong teeth. Our team at Parkview Dental will go above and beyond to ensure that kids feel comfortable in our dental office. Whether you have a toddler, a teen, or someone in between, we’re ready to give their smiles the care they need. Call us today to learn more about our children’s dentistry services.
WHY CHOOSE PARKVIEW DENTAL FOR CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY?
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Children’s Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Once your child has turned one year old, they should start coming in for six-month checkups and cleanings, just like you. At first, these visits will mostly involve a brief exam to make sure your child’s mouth is developing as it should, and some advice on caring for their smile at home. As your little one grows older, we’ll start giving their teeth a professional cleaning during these appointments as well as tips on caring for their smiles on their own.
The teeth in the back of the mouth, called molars, are particularly susceptible to decay due to their deep pits and grooves – especially in children, who may not be able to reach these teeth when brushing. Luckily, we can greatly reduce the risk of cavities in these teeth by applying dental sealants. We can paint a thin, plastic-like coating onto the chewing surfaces of the molars, shielding the grooves from trapping food debris and cavity-causing bacteria. This painless procedure takes only minutes and can provide up to a decade of cavity protection.
In addition to brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste at home, children should receive two topical fluoride treatments each year. At Parkview Dental, we make this simple by painlessly applying a concentrated fluoride paste to your child’s teeth after their routine cleaning. This naturally occurring mineral will then be absorbed into their teeth, strengthening the enamel and minimizing the risk of cavities.
If your baby has a severe case of lip or tongue-tie, then we can use a soft tissue laser to correct the issue. This simple, safe procedure allows a child with mobility problems in their lips and tongue to enjoy a full range of motion by freeing up the band of tissue located underneath the tongue or upper lip. A laser frenectomy makes it easier for your little one to perform essential tasks like breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and talking.
In the center of every tooth is a nerve-filled bundle of tissue known as the dental pulp. When a cavity or infection reaches a tooth’s pulp, the resulting toothache can be excruciating. Worse, the tooth may need to be extracted if left untreated. If this happens to your child, we can often save the tooth with pulp therapy. Like with root canal therapy, this involves removing the disease pulp from inside of the tooth. However, we take care to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible; that way, your child’s dental development is not impacted.