At Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry, our friendly dental team offers a full selection of pediatric dentistry treatments designed to help children maintain healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile. We strive to provide an environment that is comfortable—even fun!—for children. Since many of our younger patients have some fears and anxieties about the prospect of dental care, we take a number of steps to set them at ease, and we offer several amenities that can help children relax during their visit. Our dentists are committed to providing your child with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere here at our practice, as well as a treatment experience that successfully meets their needs as comfortably as possible.
- Treatment for Children and Teens
- Preventive Care
- General and Cosmetic Dental Care
- Dental Education and Tips for Developing Healthy Teeth and Gums
Treatment for Children and Teens
It is often best to begin your child’s dental evaluations around the time they have turned three years-old. The first dental appointment usually involves a dental exam, which may include digital x-rays to see how the teeth and gums are developing. If necessary, we may recommend a routine teeth cleaning and/or a fluoride treatment to prevent the formation of decay. If decay is already present on emerging teeth, treatment may be necessary to keep it from progressing any further. During this initial evaluation, we can also talk with you about at-home care for your child’s teeth and how you can help them establish good oral hygiene habits.
If it is your child’s first time visiting the dentist, it’s often good to prepare them by telling them what to expect and giving them positive information about dental care. It can also be helpful to bring your child to our office for a brief tour before their official first visit. They can take a spin in the dental chair, visit our toy box, and get to know some of the friendly faces they’ll see in our office environment.
When baby teeth begin to fall out and the permanent teeth gradually replace them, preventive care becomes more and more important. Regular dental visits (at least twice per year) can help identify and treat any problems as early as possible to prevent them from getting worse. We may also recommend the placement of dental sealants on some of the back teeth, which can be very effective protection against bacteria and decay. If a cavity has already developed on a permanent tooth, our dentist can typically remove the decay and perform a tooth-colored filling procedure to enhance its strength.
Did You Know?
There are many advanced preventive treatments available that can be customized for children and teenagers so that they may avoid future dental problems down the road.
General and Cosmetic Dental Care
We also offer a wide range of procedures that can correct present dental issues that may be affecting the form and the function of your child’s teeth. A variety of general dental care options can address tooth decay, injury to the teeth, gum disease, and other problems. Cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and cosmetic gum recontouring can be used to improve issues ranging from teeth misalignment to the appearance of a “gummy smile”. Our dentists customize all of our procedures based on your child’s needs.
Dental Education and Tips for Developing Healthy Teeth and Gums
One of the most important things you can do to promote the healthy development of your child’s teeth and gums is to make sure they are thoroughly educated about oral hygiene. Our dentists will provide you and your child with detailed information on good teeth cleaning habits, how they can reduce the risk of developing cavities, and general tips on maintaining great oral health into adulthood.
The dental team at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry makes the safety and comfort of your child our highest priority in all of our pediatric dentistry treatments. We know that a good pediatric dentist is one who earns the trust of both you and your child, and our dental experience and gentle nature with children are just two of the reasons you can feel confident that your child is in good hands.
If you would like to learn more about our pediatric dentistry procedures, or if you would like to schedule an appointment here at our practice, please contact Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry today.