Sealants and Fluoride Treatment
Give your child the extra care and protection from possible tooth decay with a dental sealant. The back teeth are particularly susceptible to decay. Dental sealants offer a way to protect these teeth and reduce the chance for cavity development. Our dentist will apply a durable resin material that covers the top and back of the teeth (areas with nooks and crevices that can be very hard for a toothbrush to reach). This “sealant” can ultimately provide years of enhanced protection against cavities for the back teeth and reduce the need for dental fillings later on. Dental sealants have proven very beneficial for many patients, especially children.
For your child’s added protection from dental cavities, you may also get them to undergo fluoride treatment.
Contact our office today to schedule your child’s appointment.
If you are looking for a solution to protecting your teeth from a sudden impact, customized mouthguards typically offer an effective barrier. These options are not the one-size-fits-all varieties that you can find at your local store. In fact, they are specifically designed to fit along your teeth as comfortably as possible while shielding your teeth and gums from harm.
If you would like more information on our customized mouthguards, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Redstone Smiles Dental today.
Preserving your child’s smile with space maintainers.
If a baby tooth is knocked-out in an accident or falls out due to decay, a space maintainer may be required to preserve your child’s dental health until their permanent tooth erupts. Space maintainers prevent surrounding teeth from shifting toward the empty socket where your child’s primary tooth used to be, ensuring that their adult tooth erupts properly.
If your child’s tooth was knocked-out or if they have been complaining of a persistent toothache call our office today. We will assess your child’s smile and offer honest advice about extractions and other restorative treatments like space maintainers.