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Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Evaluation

Your dentist will check your teeth, soft tissues, and bite to determine any changes in dental and health status. Limited oral evaluation. A limited oral evaluation is an exam that addresses a specific problem or dental emergency such as a toothache, infection, or trauma to the teeth.

 

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional counseling recognizes the fact that a patient’s diet contributes to disease. By engaging in nutritional counseling, the oral health care provider will assess and manage risks related to nutrition.

Cleaning

With the small mirror to guide them, the dental hygienist uses a scaler to get rid of plaque and tartar around your gum line, as well as in between your teeth. You will hear scraping, but this is normal. The more tartar there is in your mouth, the more time they will need to scrape a particular spot.

 

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.

 

Sealants

Sealants are a fast and easy way of protecting your child’s teeth that act as barriers to cavity-prone areas. They are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and sometimes used to cover deep pits and grooves. Both primary and permanent teeth can benefit from sealants

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