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Pediatric Dentistry

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR ADULT TEETH AND MOUTH IS TO CARE FOR YOUR YOUNG TEETH AND MOUTH.

What we mean is: it is just as important for children and teens to see a dentist and have regular checkups as it is for adults. It is where you teach them good oral hygene and set up the building blocks for preventaion later on in life.

Palatal Expansions

When your child has a very narrow upper jaw (roof of the mouth) often they also have cross bite and very little room for their teeth to grow which can make biting and new tooth growth incredibly painful/very uneven. By using a palatal expander, we can widen the upper jaw which makes room for their teeth and also takes care of their cross bite. It is best to do this before puberty while their bones are still developing as surgery is required to make any changes after the bones have fused. Palatal expansion helps teeth grow in straight which aids in orthodontics later on. Palatal expansion is case by case and not necessary for everyone.

Early Intervention

Often we can project how a childs adult teeth will grow and can stop problems from developing by intervening early. By regularly removing plaque from their teeth we can illiminate an early onset of gingivitus or other possible negative symptoms.

Sealants

Sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on over the rough surface and deep pits of the back teeth to protect them from decay. It is a quick painless process and we recommend covering your children’s brand new molars with them as soon as they come in. It helps keep their teeth clean which in turn helps them avoid needing fillings from cavities and etc. later on. Sealants can last up to 10 years and may even be recommended for your child’s baby teeth if the have especially deep grooves.

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