Remember, children often develop oral health issues that require treatment, such as cavities and misalignment. Addressing these issues in a timely fashion helps protect their smiles from serious complications. Let’s look at the routine care we offer children in Gary, IN.
Checkups and Cleanings
When your little one’s first baby tooth erupts, then we suggest a visit to the dentist. During the first visit, we will examine the smile to make sure teeth are erupting properly. Afterward, we will suggest a checkup and cleaning every six months. These routine visits help instill good dental habits, reduce dental anxiety in children, and allow us to identify and treat problems in the earliest possible stages. Remember, even if a cavity forms in a baby tooth, treatment is crucial, as the tooth may not fall out naturally for months or possibly years. Treating cavities prevents dental infections and premature tooth loss.
If your child has misalignment, we may suggest orthodontic treatment. Correcting misalignment helps prevent the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as caring for the smile from home becomes much easier. Addressing misalignment also offers confidence and in the long run, reduces the risk of breathing issues, TMJ disorder, and bruxism.
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
To help children avid the onset of tooth decay, we may suggest preventive treatments. A fluoride treatment involves applying a special varnish to the teeth, one that strengthens the outer tooth enamel. We also have dental sealants, which we place onto the rear teeth. This special coating helps prevent food from becoming stuck between the hard-to-reach back teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay. If you have any questions about our children’s dental procedures, or if you think your little one is ready for a checkup and cleaning, then contact our team today.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Child
We want to help your little ones enjoy optimal oral health. To schedule an appointment with your dentist, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.