Watching your child grow is one of the most exciting, rewarding experiences a parent can have. However, guiding development can also cause you to worry about making wise choices to keep your child happy and healthy. When it comes to your little one’s smile, we encourage you to schedule children’s dentistry visits to promote long-term oral health. Wondering what to expect from pediatric care? Learn more with the following:
Children’s dentistry focuses heavily on prevention. In addition to cleanings and checkups, we offer treatments that help your child avoid the development of dental problems for uninterrupted oral health. These may include the following:
- Sealants: A dental sealant is a plastic coating that we paint over the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth. This prevents plaque and debris from becoming trapped in hard-to-clean back teeth, which will help your child avoid cavity formation as he or she learns effective brushing habits.
- Sports Guards: If your child is involved in athletics, we may provide this special mouth guard. It will protect teeth and gums from accidental impacts that often lead to damaged or dislodged teeth.
Sometimes damage occurs even if your child practices excellent home hygiene habits. Whether your little one suffers from tooth decay or a broken tooth, we can restore his or her oral health and function with the following:
- Tooth-Colored Fillings: A tooth-colored filling will address a cavity, making it look as though tooth decay never happened. We use composite, a metal-free acrylic resin material, to fill the tooth. We will match the material to the surrounding tooth tissue for a seamless finish.
- Dental Crowns: For more severe damage, we also provide beautiful cosmetic crowns to cover and protect the tooth beneath. We will match the shade of the crown to your child’s surrounding teeth, so your little one’s smile continues to look uniform.
ABOUT YOUR CANYON COUNTRY DENTISTS:
At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, us at our San Fernando Valley office at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve communities in Canyon Country, Pacoima, San Fernando, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Sylmar, and Mission Hills.