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Children

At Care, we understand that a bad first dental experience for a child, can lead to emotional stress and the fear of returning. Offering children a fun and memorable dental experience is what we are all about.

With over 20 years of experience in treating children, Dr. Tony enjoys educating children how to take good care of their own teeth. He provides early intervention to control childhood teeth and jaw problems. Without early prevention, a child can be exposed to future complicated orthodontic treatment.

We recommend that children should start routine visits to the dentist from three years of age. This establishes dentistry as a normal and pleasant part of your child’s life. Earlier visits may be necessary if parents notice something abnormal.

Children should attend regular checkups of every six months to monitor their development and to establish good oral hygiene habits. It is important to note that decay progresses faster in children’s teeth because they are softer and the pulp or nerve spaces are proportionally larger and closer to the surface.

We recommend that parents take advantage of the preventive dentistry measures listed below. Please take the time to teach your child to brush their teeth properly, and assist you child in flossing their teeth until they are old enough to manage themselves. During your visit Dr. Tony will explain the most effective preventative care for your child’s teeth and gums

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatment from dentists has proven necessary in early age to maintain optimal oral health. It is recommended for use with children as early as three years old for a head start of good dental health. Fluoride will cover the tooth surface and enhance the ability to resist acid attacks, hypersensitivity and decay.
Fissure Sealant

Like Fluoride, sealants are strongly recommended for good oral health in children. A sealant is a clear plastic coating is applied to the deep fissure
of the cavity-prone grooves of the back teeth to protect against decay.

Sealants are most beneficial when applied as soon as the first permanent molars erupt, around 6-7 years of age. And between 11 and 14 years as
soon as the second molars erupt. However, it is never too late to apply
sealants, as long as the teeth are free of decay and fillings.

How do we apply sealants?

It is a painless procedure that takes only a few minutes. The tooth will be washed and dried to allow the sealant material to bond effectively. Then, the sealant material is painted on and hardened by using a high intensity blue light.

Extraction of baby teeth

Baby teeth are your child’s first, impermanent set of teeth which usually become loose and fall out naturally. However, there are two cases where extraction of baby teeth is necessary:

1. When your child’s permanent tooth has surfaced and the continued presence of the baby tooth has forced the permanent tooth to surface in another location, usually in front of or behind the baby tooth. This happens commonly in the front region of the lower jaw.

2. When a loose baby tooth is causing pain. This may be because the loose tooth is very decayed or becaused the tooth has an abscess or infection beneath it.

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