Sealants and Fluoride
The back teeth are particularly susceptible to decay. Dental sealants offer a way to protect these teeth and reduce the chance for cavity development. Our dentist will apply a durable resin material that covers the top and back of the teeth (areas with nooks and crevices that can be very hard for a toothbrush to reach). This “sealant” can ultimately provide years of enhanced protection against cavities for the back teeth and reduce the need for dental fillings later on. Dental sealants have proven very beneficial for many patients, especially children.
Fillings & Dental Cavities
One of the most common oral health problems is a dental cavity. Unfortunately, children’s teeth are especially susceptible to cavities due to their outer enamel being much thinner.
When a child’s cavity is small it can be treated with a dental filling. The affected region is removed and cleaned then filled to return it to proper form and function.
Once cavities have become larger more extensive treatments are required in order to save your child’s tooth. It is best to book regular examinations to catch problems when they are small and easily fixed. To schedule your child’s checkup and cleaning, contact our office today.
A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. The use of a mouth guard can prevent oral injuries to the mouth.
Our team creates custom-fitted mouthguards to be worn during sports activities. These custom-fitted mouthguards are very comfortable in the mouth as they protect teeth and gums from sports-related injuries.
Some sports-related injuries includes:
- tooth loss
- lacerated gum
- jaw fractures
These are common among children and adults and can have long-term consequences. That is why mouthguards are necessary to protects one’s mouth against trauma to the teeth, gums, soft tissues and supporting bones.
A space maintainer is custom-made by a dentist using acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.
Why your child may need a space maintainer?
Children may need a space maintainer if they lose a tooth early or have a primary tooth extracted due to dental decay. It may take a few days for a child to get accustomed to wearing the appliance whether it is removal or cemented. If the space maintainer is cemented, it is very important to avoid chewy and sugary food, gums, or cande, because it may loosen or get caught on the appliance.