- Child’s first visit
- General anesthesia
- Mouth/night guards
- Orthodontic Treatment
- Nitrous gas
Child’s First Appointment
“The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advise that the first dental visit should occur within 6 months after the baby’s first tooth appears, but no later than the child’s first birthday.” Starting healthy habits and good oral hygiene from the beginning, will leave a lasting impact on your child’s smile. By coming in for regular checkups twice a year, the dentist will be able to monitor existing problems, and check for any decay or cavities.
What Happens During the Visit:
You and your child can wait in our “kid-friendly” waiting room, decked out with fun colors, toys, and a television for movies. Once you are called back, our pediatric dentist will identify any problems, and perform a thorough full-mouth exam. You and the dentist will then be able to go over any questions, concerns, or tips. After the exam, your child will then have X-rays and a cleaning done. The dental hygienist will teach your child how to properly brush and floss (or show you how you can help them).
How does a sealant help prevent decay? A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth—premolars and molars. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants are serious protection against decay, and are worth looking into.
We offer both silver, and tooth-colored fillings.
Dental filling is a procedure that involves restoration of fractured tooth, damaged surfaces of the teeth and tooth decay.
Treatment Plan for Dental Filling
During a consultation, one of the most common oral issues is tooth decay. Dental cavities are holes that cause problem in the internal composition of the teeth. These caries should not be ignored for it could lead to severe tooth pain and worse, tooth loss. Once the assessment has taken place and if determined that a filling is appropriate, your dentist may inform you of the needed action of removing the decay and restoring the tooth.
Based on what option is best suited for your case, the dentist may be able to do the procedure immediately. The dentist may or may not be injecting a local anesthesia depending on the severity of the cavity. The dentist then cleans out the decayed tooth with the help of a high speed dental drill. When the dental caries are removed, the resulting void is filled with a material that will restore the tooth to function and esthetics.
Dental Filling Aftercare
After the procedure, there is nothing important to do except for maintaining a good oral hygiene through brushing the teeth 3 times a day after meals. And since, diet plays an important role in maintaining strong teeth, it very advisable to decrease your intake of sweet foods and drinks.