Good dental hygiene practice should begin with children as soon as their first tooth erupts. It is essential to take your child to the dentist for a routine dental checkup so that he/she can have a healthy, happy smile throughout their life. At Coeur d'Alene Family Dentistry, we offer pediatric dentistry services for our little and young patients with highly personalized and comprehensive care.
Are routine dental checkups necessary for children?
Routine dental checkups tend to be one of the best ways to prevent dental issues with your child's teeth. Other benefits include:
- Reduce dental anxiety because our team will make it such a fun experience that your child will be eager to come again.
- Remove plaque and tartar to prevent cavities or gum disease
- Avoid expensive dental procedures in the future, as prevention is less expensive than other costly dental treatments.
- Educate your child on ways to take care of their teeth
- Use dental sealants to protect teeth from developing cavities
What are the pediatric dentistry services we offer?
Fillings: In order to fill the decayed or damaged tooth, we use strong and durable dental fillings to restore your child's tooth, which gives natural-looking results.
Crowns: If the cavity in the tooth is severe enough that it cannot be filled with a dental filling, then we will use a crown to restore the tooth's longevity.
Dental Sealants: We make use of dental sealants to protect the child's permanent teeth from developing cavities. The teeth with deep grooves can be quite hard to clean, and there thrive the cavity-causing bacteria. But dental sealants will seal out harmful bacteria and protect their teeth.
Fluoride Varnish: Fluoride is essential for children. It can help in improving the quality of dental enamel and also make their new permanent teeth more resistant to decay.
Interceptive Orthodontics: Interceptive treatment and the first phase of orthodontic care includes checking the jaw growth, creating more space for crowded teeth, fix harmful habits, and improve facial aesthetics.
For more information about the oral conditions we treat or to schedule a consultation with our kids' dentist, call us at 208-664-9129, and we'll be able to guide you further.