Pediatric dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on oral care for children. An early start to your child’s oral care practices goes a long way towards helping them maintain healthy teeth throughout their lifetime. Regular visits to the dentist from an early age allow for the continual evaluation of your child’s mouth and teeth as they grow and could help in preventing a number of dental complications.
At Goldwater Dental, we treat our young patients with great care and help them receive their treatments in a fun and relaxed environment. It is very important for your child’s dental visits to be enjoyable and free of fear in order to set the path for a lifetime of good oral care.
We offer dental sealants and fluoride application treatments for children.
Dental sealants are a form of preventive treatment for cavities. They are placed in the grooves and fissures of your child’s teeth to help prevent decay. The biting surfaces of our back teeth are irregular and have grooves and fissures on them. These areas can house bacteria, food debris and plaque, and become a perfect breeding ground for tooth decay. A regular toothbrush or floss cannot always reach these areas as they are narrow and deep. Sealants are painted on to the surface of these fissures and grooves to smooth them out and prevent any deposits in them. The application of sealants is a simple procedure and can be carried out in a single visit to our office.
We also offer topical fluoride application treatments for children. Fluoride is essential for the prevention of tooth decay and proper development of the teeth. Professional fluoride treatments can strengthen a child’s developing teeth by making the enamel stronger. The treatment involves the application of fluoride varnish directly on to the teeth. The solution is allowed to sit for a few minutes before being removed.
Schedule your child’s dental care appointment at Goldwater Dental today. Call us at (480) 409-9799.