We recommend that most children see us for their first checkup by age 2. During this visit, we will take you and your child on a tour of the office and give them a “prize” after we check their teeth. Part of enjoying going to the dentist is making sure that your child’s first visit isn’t something scary or associated with pain and discomfort. It’s best to start out simple!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Pinsky to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Dr. Pinsky may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Does your child suck his or her thumb? Has early tooth loss caused their bite to change? Our early bite assessments allow us to help your child avoid bite complications later on, such as impacted teeth or overbites. This can prevent the need to wear braces for an extended period of time later on.
Protective Teeth Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At State Of The Art Dental Group we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At State Of The Art Dental Group, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
We’re ready to give you and your child the tricks and tools that you need to keep their smile cavity-free. Call us today to schedule!
Whether you’re having a wisdom tooth pulled, are getting a deep cleaning, or simply need a filling – we have sedation options available to help you relax and feel as comfortable as possible.