Sweet City Smiles will help you reinforce healthy oral care habits that your children can take with them into adulthood.
Dental sealants are a quick, easy way to protect your child’s teeth from decay, particularly in more cavity-prone areas like the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars), where sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of cavities by 80%. Sealant material is applied with a brush in just one dental visit.
Even with the most consistent oral hygiene and dental care, your child may still get a cavity. If this should occur, Sweet City Smiles can save and restore the tooth with a beautiful tooth-colored filling.
Baby teeth are transitional, but still important to formation of adult teeth. They help kids learn how to chew and speak, also serving as placeholders in the jaw for permanent teeth later. If your child has a severely decayed baby tooth, a stainless-steel crown may be the best solution.
Children won’t lose their baby molars until they are 12 or 13. Keeping baby teeth healthy and intact until they fall out naturally increase the chances of well-aligned adult teeth.
Sometimes called “baby root canal”, pulpectomy removes diseased tissue from inside a tooth, avoiding the need for extraction before the tooth would naturally fall out on its own. After the infected tissue has been removed, the tooth is sterilized, filled, and sealed.
Saving baby teeth is important as long as they can be restored to healthy function. If one or more baby teeth are removed before permanent teeth are ready to come in, misaligned adult teeth can be the result. Sweet City Smiles will make a recommendation for your child’s situation.