child brushing his teeth

Pediatric
Dentistry

Like all patients, it is important for children to visit the dentist at least twice a year. A great rule of thumb is to take your child to the dentist after the emergence of their first tooth or within six months after their first birthday.

During a routine visit, your dentist can check for signs of dental diseases and tooth decay. While many parents help care for their child’s teeth, sometimes dental issues are not visible to the naked eye. Your dentist has access to high-quality tools and materials, which allows them to spot any signs of dysfunction in your child’s smile.

Your dentist will also monitor your child’s teeth to ensure they are developing properly. This may mean watching for issues like crooked teeth, gum disease, bite alignment, and missing teeth.

In many cases, early intervention is key to getting your child’s dental health and oral development back on track.

        Flouride Treatment

Periodically we will suggest a fluoride treatment for your 
teeth. It’s a simple and quick process and can be done during your routine exam. No extra appointment is necessary. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and is applied to your teeth. This strengthens the enamel so your smile will be as strong as ever.

        Sealants

Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring a short appointment and are proven to be effective in preventing decay in children.