We explain to the child what is going to happen and generally provide a fun interesting experience for the child. We carefully examine the development of their mouth including crowding, appearance of calcium deposits, abnormality in the number of teeth, baby bottle tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ, and signs of prolonged problems such as thumb-sucking and teething. We take x-rays when needed. We clean and polish teeth and apply fluoride when needed. We explain how a healthy diet relates to healthy teeth and we demonstrate the correct way to brush the teeth.
One method of preventing cavities from developing in the pits and fissures (grooves) is to seal and cover them off with a special varnish called fissure sealants. Our preventative biased dentists will determine where and when this is applicable in order to protect your teeth at their earlier convenience and preventing teeth from any decay.
When the decay is removed from a tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. Fillings play an important role in maintaining your child’s health. Unfilled cavities never go away and get bigger with time. We offer two options for filling your child’s cavities at Silver Star Dental: Amalgam (silver) filings or Tooth-Colored fillings. With tooth-colored fillings, your child can now benefit from having fillings to flawlessly match their existing teeth, giving them a brilliant, whiter smile!
Keeping your child’s teeth is the best and preferred solution. In the instance that a tooth has too much damage to be repaired, it may be recommended to extract the tooth. Postponing or forgoing a recommended tooth extraction may lead to complications, pain, and additional costs. To ensure your child is comfortable throughout their extraction, we offer many methods of anaesthesia and sedation. Feel confident that your child will be comfortable and relaxed as their extraction is done, in office, by a dental team they are familiar with.
If your child plays sports or other similar activities, mouth guards are a great way to protect them from concussions and their teeth from potential injury. They are easy to clean, come in many color combinations and are custom made to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth.