Establishes Healthy Habits for Your Kids
Bringing your child to the dentist is the best choice you can make for his/her smile. While brushing and flossing at home helps maintain excellent oral health, professional dental care ensures that your child’s mouth remains free of plaque, the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, with regular checkups, we can monitor your child’s oral health to promote a beautiful smile.
What Can I Expect From A Children’s Dentistry Visit?
At Oasis Family Dental, we go above and beyond to ensure every patient feels comfortable. Particularly in the case of our younger patients, our pediatric dentist and talented hygienists practice gentle techniques, and allow your child to become acclimated to the dentist office environment before beginning treatment.
Your child’s visits will include a dental checkup and dental cleaning. We encourage you to schedule preventive dentistry visits for your little one just like you do for yourself. A cleaning will allow us to gently and thoroughly remove plaque from every surface of your child’s teeth and from beneath the gumline, offering protection against problems like cavities and gingivitis. During a checkup, our dentist will visually examine your child’s mouth. We may also used advanced technology, such as digital X-rays and intraoral cameras, to take a closer look at your child’s oral health for more accurate diagnoses.
Do You Offer Special Pediatric Treatments?
Our children’s dentistry focuses on protecting the developing teeth and gums of children. Our preventive treatments include:
- Dental Sealants: A dental sealant acts as a barrier that keeps dental plaque from adhering to your child’s hard-to-reach back teeth. Your dentist will paint a thin layer of plastic over your child’s back teeth to assist in the prevention of tooth decay.
- Fluoride: Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens bone tissue, while protecting teeth against the harmful effects of tooth decay. Your dentist may suggest a comfortable fluoride treatment to improve the strength and health of your child’s teeth.