Children's Dentistry Treatments
Children’s Dentistry Treatments ~ Kenosha Children’s Dentist
The Value of Baby Teeth
Why do baby teeth matter? A healthy smile can help your child feel more confident facing the world and interacting with others. Strong teeth also make it easier for your child to enjoy healthy foods and speak clearly. The primary teeth also help establish the positioning of the permanent teeth. When baby teeth are lost too soon, the alignment of the adult teeth can be compromised. Furthermore, caring for baby teeth lets kids develop excellent dental hygiene habits that will benefit them throughout their lifetime.
Preparing for an Appointment to a Pediatric Dentist
Most children have the bulk of their baby teeth by age 3, so that’s when we recommend regular trips to a kid’s dentist. How can you get your child ready for their first visit? Talk to them about teeth, how to care for them, and what a pediatric dentist does. Show them their teeth in a mirror and help them practice brushing. Read books about visiting the dentist and share your own good experiences. Let your positive attitude set the tone.
Cleanings and Prevention
Having pediatric dental checkups every six months allows the dentist to monitor your child’s teeth and gums. This monitoring means that any problems can be identified and addressed without delay. Professional cleanings during these visits help remove plaque and stains, preventing tooth decay. Checkups also provide a chance to teach proper brushing and dental hygiene.
Tooth-colored Dental Fillings
Sometimes, decay or damage to baby teeth compromises the integrity of that tooth. A dental filling can restore structure and functionality and prevent further damage or discomfort. We use tooth-colored fillings that are basically unnoticeable.
Sometimes, a baby tooth has to come out. Whether there is damage to a molar beyond repair or a baby tooth lingering too long, an extraction can help reduce discomfort and solve a dental dilemma. We prioritize patient comfort before, during, and after all procedures.
Would you like to reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities? Sealants are thin layers of resin-based material bonded to teeth’ chewing surfaces. They shield hard-to-clean areas by sealing out food and bacteria. They can cut cavities rates by 80 percent when properly applied and maintained.
Dental emergencies can be scary, especially when a child is involved. When you need the services of an emergency pediatric dentist, call us. Whether getting an appointment with us fast or visiting an emergency dental clinic, our knowledgeable staff will help you determine your next step.
Schedule A Laser Lip or Tongue-Tie Release
Contact our highly trained Kenosha family & children’s dentist at (262) 652-9083 to schedule a dental consultation for you or your child. Dr. Felicia Mata-Stein cares for patients of all ages from Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Sturtevant, WI and many surrounding areas.