Early dental care is the most efficient and cost effective way to maintain a heathy, cosmetically appealing smile. At Total Family Dental Specialists
, we offer pediatric dentistry to ensure that your child receives high quality preventive care, limiting the health and financial costs your family incurs.
What is Pedodontics?
Pedodontics, or pediatric dentistry, is a dental specialty that aids the health and development of your child’s smile through adolescence. Our friendly pediatric dentist helps acclimate children to a lifetime of dental visits and at-home hygiene by emphasizing education. We teach your child the best technique for brushing their teeth based on their individual dental hygiene requirements, ensuring their smile’s long term health. Other benefits of pediatric dentistry include:
Monitoring and Guiding Growth: As your child grows, it is important to continually monitor the development of their smile. The pediatric dental services at Total Family Dental Specialists allow our dentists to track your child’s smile as it develops, and perform progressive treatments that ensure permanent teeth have enough room to grow in while protecting the health and function of baby teeth. These treatments can include spacers, or nightguards and daytime mouth guards to prevent dental trauma and the grinding of teeth.
Decay Prevention: Due to the sugary foods and acidic drinks continuously available to children, baby teeth are highly susceptible to childhood caries, or cavities. Our pediatric dentist works with parents to help you create an effective diet for your child that will help to prevent decay and the deterioration of tooth enamel. Total Family Dental Specialists also provides sealants and fluoride treatments for children. These non-invasive treatment methods protect your child’s teeth without affecting the look or function of their bite, helping them maintain a healthy smile between dental visits.
Dental Emergency Care: Whether caused by sports or by accident, dental emergencies can be painful and put young patients at risk of long-term dental damage. Our pediatric dentist treats dental emergencies like cracked or chipped teeth with dental bonding, allowing your child to regain the full function and aesthetic appeal of their smile. Bonding prevents chips from retaining sharp or jagged edges, and keeps cracks or broken teeth from experiencing hypersensitivity. Should the tooth be avulsed, we can also help to salvage it, or else keep the site clean and minimize the effect of the teeth lost on your smile.
Contact Our Pediatric Dentist
If you are looking for a dentist to show your child the best hygiene habits and to ensure that their smile develops into a proper bite and beautiful smile, contact our pediatric dentist at Total Family Dental Specialists today.