Comprehensive Pediatric Dentistry
Routine Dental Checkup
What our Kangaroo Smiles dental check consists of.
Our dental check-ups typically consist of an examination of your child’s teeth, a professional dental cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and a set of dental X-rays. Routine dental check-ups can help prevent any serious dental problems and keep your children’s teeth healthy and beautiful.
In fact, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that your child get a checkup every six months in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.
Protective Dental Sealants
Dental sealants can be applied to the grooves of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect the teeth from tooth decay.
They work by sealing out food and plaque, thereby adding extra protection to the hard to reach pitted areas. Sealants can be applied quickly with no shots or drilling, effectively protecting your child’s teeth for years to come. They are a powerful tool to aid in your child’s overall oral health.
For more information, click on the following helpful link from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Stainless Steel Pediatric Crowns
Stainless Steel crowns are used to restore teeth when the cavity is too big to be fixed with a white filling or after a baby tooth root canal.
White fillings are not a good choice for restoring big cavities because they will have a much lower chance of success. Stainless steel crowns are very durable and can last until your child loses his or her baby teeth. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agrees and recommends restoring the tooth with a stainless steel crown. As your child naturally loses their baby tooth, the crown will come out with it.
Custom Athletic Mouthguards
Children and teens who participate in contact sports and high-impact recreational activities are at an increased risk of dental injury.
The wearing of mouthguards is absolutely crucial to your child’s wellbeing. Athletic mouthguards not only protect your child’s teeth and soft tissue from injury, but they can also help prevent more serious head trauma like concussions. All children participating in sports should have one. The American Dental Association backs that up by stating that mouthguard use has been shown to reduce the risk of sport-related dental injuries. It is vital that your child has the right guard with the right fit.
Dr. Mona is very familiar with the phrase, “Accidents happen.”
No matter the situation, be it a cracked or totally broken tooth to one that has been knocked out completely, Dr. Mona knows how to handle it. If your child experiences a dental accident that causes him or her any amount of dental pain, call us immediately. We can talk you through the situation and help relieve your stress. If needed, we will schedule a same-day emergency appointment. We would rather you be safe than sorry, so if you think it is an emergency, call us!