The caring experts at SmileWorld Dental work hard to ensure that our practice serves as a warm and inviting environment for patients of all ages. Our team loves helping children and teens learn the basics of good dental health, allowing them to enjoy an entire lifetime of healthy, great-looking teeth. Any child who receives regular dental visits at an early age is more likely to maintain positive oral health when they grow older.
The First Visit
It is recommended that parents bring in their child for their first dental visit sometime shortly after their first teeth begin emerging. This will provide our experts with an early look at your child’s oral development, allowing us to make sure that their teeth are growing as they should. During the first visit, parents are welcome to ask questions and address any concerns they have about their child’s oral care practices. Our experts also like to use this opportunity to provide parents with helpful information regarding teething, cavity prevention, brushing and flossing techniques, thumb sucking and more.
Kids’ Complete Checkups
No matter how young a person is, they should always be sure to receive regularly scheduled complete dental checkups. It is very important to have your child visit our practice at least twice per year for this very reason. These visits allow our experts to stay on top of your child’s oral health and to provide prompt treatment if it is ever needed. Every child or teen who visits us for a complete dental checkup will receive a professional teeth cleaning and exam as well as digital X-rays, an oral cancer screening and fluoride treatment if necessary.
Many young children receive preventive dental treatments that will make them less likely to require more substantial treatments at a later age. Preventive treatments tend to work best at a young age, so getting started early is critical. Some of the most common preventive treatments for children include sealants, fluoride applications and dental spacers.
Dental sealants are designed to block harmful bacteria and acids from accessing teeth and causing damage. They also make teeth easier to clean by smoothing out deep grooves and fissures that are present on the back teeth. Since baby teeth often feature particularly deep grooves and fissures, they are usually great candidates for sealants. Our experts generally recommend sealants for any child who is at high risk of experiencing tooth decay.
It’s no secret that most children and teens place a particularly high level of importance on the appearance of their teeth. That is why the experts at SmileWorld Dental consider dental restorations for children and teens to be particularly important. Our team strives to provide outstanding dental restorations for younger patients so that they can improve the confidence and enjoy a beautiful smile that stands out for the right reasons. Whether your child needs a filling, a crown, bridgework or veneers, you can be sure that they will receive the best possible treatment at SmileWorld Dental.
Dental emergencies can happen at any time and at any age. When a young person experiences a dental emergency, it can be particularly scary for everyone involved. Our dedicated staff will help your child get through the difficult situation by providing them the best treatment possible and friendly, caring service. Although nobody wants to experience a dental emergency, you can rest easy in knowing that SmileWorld Dental will be there every step of the way.
Supplemental fluoride applications are highly effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay. When applied directly to teeth, fluoride works to strengthen tooth enamel and reverse the early effects of tooth decay. Fluoride applications are quick and painless and can be completed alongside a complete dental checkup. We recommend that our younger patients receive supplemental fluoride applications to strengthen their teeth and help prevent serious damage from occurring in the future.
The first step to getting your child on the right track to great oral health is visiting SmileWorld Dental. Please call us at (209) 214-6164 to schedule an appointment.