Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry


Why is pediatric dental care important?


Pediatric dental care is important at every age. When a child begins seeing the dentist at a young age, it helps to establish good dental habits. This helps your child maintain healthy teeth and gums.


In addition, regular pediatric dental care helps your pediatric dentist spot any potential problems before they turn into more serious problems. For example, your child's pediatric dentist may notice that your child has crooked teeth or oral development issues. Then, the dentist can recommend orthodontic treatment or refer you to an orthodontist.


Preventative pediatric dental care


At your child's next checkup, we'll provide teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments. Preventative dental care will ensure your child avoids cavities and other dental issues. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, your child should see the dentist every six months. We'll also provide cleanings and check for cavities or other issues.


Professional fluoride treatments


Professional fluoride treatments, such as fluoride varnish, are a vital component of pediatric dentistry. Children's teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay, and hence, it is important to protect them with fluoride. Fluoride hardens the enamel of the teeth, making it difficult for bacteria to multiply and cause decay. Fluoride varnish is fast and painless and can be applied at a dental practice.


Dental sealants


Dental sealants are a plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant material fills in the natural pits and grooves of the tooth, creating a smooth surface. This smooth surface is much easier to clean than natural tooth enamel. Dental sealants are most commonly applied to the permanent molars as soon as they emerge.


When should my child first see a dentist?


We recommend that your child see a dentist within six months after the eruption of the first tooth or before their first birthday, whichever comes first. This is so we can monitor your child's oral health, help your child feel comfortable going to the dentist, and start instilling good dental habits. If your child is older than one or you suspect they might have a developing problem, contact our office to schedule an appointment.


To find out more about the dental services offered at Grace Dental, call (405) 840-3424 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 5619 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

Location

5619 N Pennsylvania Ave,
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

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