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Pediatric Dentistry for Little Smiles

Catering to the dental needs of kids requires a special touch. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to treat the oral health needs of children, from infancy through their teenage years. This involves in-depth knowledge about children's behavior as well as their growth and development. Pediatric dental offices are also designed to make kids feel comfortable and relaxed with plenty of toys, activities, and a warm, inviting, and fun décor.

Protective Dental Sealants

young boy smiling in forestThis treatment involves placing a thin layer of composite resin on a child’s back teeth to protect them from collecting food particles and plaque. These teeth are the most often missed while a child is learning to brush, and dental sealants help provide just a little bit of extra protection from tooth decay. They are an excellent way to keep your littlest smile healthy while they are still learning to take care of their teeth. Be sure to ask about dental sealants at your child’s next appointment.

Space Maintainers

girl in green coat brushing teethMany people don’t think that primary (baby) teeth are important since they’ll just be lost. However, primary teeth serve a number of functions, including serving as the guide for permanent teeth as they develop. If kids lose their baby teeth too soon, the permanent tooth below may be unable to erupt or develop at a correct angle. In these cases, space maintainers may be necessary to keep the socket open for the developing permanent tooth. These appliances are easy to place and remove, and they utilize temporary teeth to keep the space open for permanent teeth.