Every New Year, people all over the world reset. They re-evaluate what’s important, and they set goals for the coming year. In 2018, we propose that you prioritize your child’s dental health! You can help your child build good oral hygiene habits that will follow them into adulthood. And, you can partner with the compassionate team at Dentistry for Children for high-quality preventative care!
Our dentists understand the unique dental and developmental needs of children, which is part of what makes our practice so kid-friendly! With playhouses and video games in the reception area, it’ll be a place your little ones enjoy coming. And with three convenient locations just south of Salt Lake City, UT and flexible payment options, you’ll love it too!
Read on for some of the ways we can help your child achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. Then, give us a call at the location nearest you!
Prevent Tooth Decay And Gum Disease With Regular Checkups
A large part of what our office does is provide excellent preventative care. From the time a child has their first visit, we’re monitoring their growth and development, looking for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
It’s generally recommended that children come to the dentist for regular checkups once every six months, although that might vary some depending on your child’s individual needs. These visits allow us to perform routine deep cleanings, removing any bacterial buildup that might exist in the grooves and crevices of teeth.
Left untouched, this plaque-causing bacteria is the stuff that causes cavities and gum disease. Of course, you should help and encourage your child to brush and floss regularly between dental visits!
The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults alike brush twice a day for two minutes each time. For children under 3 years old, use a smear of toothpaste that’s roughly the size of a grain of rice. Older kids can use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.
Regular flossing can also help prevent gum disease! A thorough cleaning once a day is sufficient, although children younger than the age of 10 might need some help.
Fix Cavities With Tooth-Colored Fillings
Even the most diligent brusher will sometimes develop cavities. And at Dentistry for Children, we’re able to restore your little one’s teeth discreetly with fillings that match the color of your child’s tooth. No more metal fillings!
Plus, we can fill the cavity more comfortably than other practices can, thanks to our state-of-the-art Solea CO2 dental laser! This piece of technology numbs the tooth and removes tooth decay simultaneously so your child spends less time in the dental chair.
If your child has a cavity in a baby tooth that will eventually fall out, usually between the ages of 6 and 12, you might wonder if it’s OK to not get the cavity filled. But that could actually cause pain and further complications for the child. A cavity is the product of tooth decay. And because baby teeth have thinner enamel than adult teeth, the decay can worsen quickly.
Left alone, the infection can spread to the roots of teeth, a condition which often requires a root canal or pulpotomy.
In the worst case scenario, the infection can even spread to the child’s face and other parts of the body. Long story short: It’s best to address cavities when they’re small and easily managed! This helps prevent more involved curative treatments later on.
And A Little Something For Parents: Stress-Free Payment Options!
At Dentistry for Children, we believe that children should be able to receive the high-quality dental care they need. That’s why we’re willing to work with our patients’ families to find a payment method that’s best for them.
We currently accept cash, personal checks, debit cards and most major credit cards. Plus, we can discuss a payment plan if you want to pay for your child’s care in installments.
If you’d like to arrange a payment plan, or if you simply have questions about treatment or your insurance plan, just call the office nearest you. Our friendly administrative team would be happy to help you.
Prioritize Your Child’s Dental Health This Year
Committing to your child’s dental health this year will help set them up for success in the future! And when your child’s smile looks great, your child will feel great too.
Whether you’re looking for a new pediatric dentist or have a dental procedure in mind that you want to ask about, just give us a call at any of our three locations. You can also fill out our convenient online form to ask a question or request an appointment.