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Early Treatment

Even though your child doesn’t keep his baby teeth forever, it is important to start the process of good oral hygiene early. Not only does it set your child up to maintain good oral hygiene, but it is also beneficial to take care of baby teeth as they do serve a purpose.

Baby teeth set the pathway for permanent teeth to erupt – they essentially save the place for the permanent teeth. On top of this, your child has baby teeth for most of his childhood and uses them to chew, speak and bite. Therefore, it is essential to keep them healthy and clean until they are lost.

First Dental Appointment

The main goal of the first dental appointment is to help children have a positive experience at the dentist, so the earlier, the better. Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics will see children as early as 5 years old.

Dental Treatments for Children

For the most part, with children, the objective of dental visits is clean the teeth and make sure there are no cavities or other issues affecting the mouth. The dental treatments for children typically performed include:

  • Fluoride Treatments. In addition to professionally cleaning teeth, fluoride treatments are done to harden and protect the enamel on the teeth. This is a simple and painless procedure where a higher concentration of fluoride is applied to the teeth for a short period of time, then removed.
  • X-Rays. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children with a high propensity for cavities have dental X-rays every six months as their teeth change rapidly. Dentists can see the development of any cavities inside the teeth that may not be visible with the naked eye. For children who maintain good oral care and are not prone to cavities, X-rays may be taken less often. Because children’s mouths develop very quickly, X-rays allow dentists to get a better picture of the teeth. X-rays are safe for children with the advances in the technology of the machines used.
  • Sealants. Sealants are often applied to the tops of molars of children to prevent cavities from forming in the crevices of the molars. The sealants are easy to apply, last for years and prevent any tooth decay in the easiest areas for it to occur.
  • Orthodontics. It is recommended that children see an orthodontist starting at the age of seven. While they may not wear braces for several years, orthodontists can watch their patients’ mouths and teeth develop. As this takes place, they can help direct the positioning of teeth into their proper position and even direct jaw growth starting at an early age.
  • Fillings. For children who have tooth decay (cavities), We will remove the decay and replace the area with a composite to fill the area. This will prevent the decay from spreading and taking over the entire tooth.
  • Extractions. With children, most extractions are done with baby teeth that are not coming out quickly enough and tend to cause the permanent teeth to move out of the correct position. When there seems to be inadequate room, dentists and orthodontists may decide the best course of action is to pull the baby teeth. Because they are baby teeth and not permanently rooted into the bone, the procedure is very quick and easy.

Our Happy Patients

"I love Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics! Not only are they fully competent and thorough but they're warm and friendly. They make sure you're comfortable, that your wait times are short, and the dentists explain whatever treatment you're receiving in detail. I highly recommend them!"

Lydia M Lydia M.

"All my kids go there and enjoy the dentist and staff. Never once have they complained about the procedures they underwent. On a side note, my 15 year old loves to go there so she can jam out to the 80s music."

James B James B.

"Best dental service I have ever received. Made me, the customer, feel like their sole priority. Staff was engaging and knowledgeable, but more importantly did not mind spending the extra time to educate me about procedures/precautions. Outstanding."

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