Our pediatric dentistry services ensure that your child’s teeth are in excellent condition! When you bring your child to the dentist, you’re giving them the best chance of maintaining their oral health and keeping their smile for life. Multiple dental services are available at our office to keep their teeth healthy and developing properly. While we take care of your child’s teeth, we also take time to educate them about their dental health and teach them the best brushing and flossing techniques. If you are in or around Lakeland, FL, schedule an appointment online for your child today!
Cleanings & Exams
To keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy, it’s important to bring them to regularly scheduled cleanings and exams every six months. By doing this, it gives our team a chance to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar buildup before it can cause a cavity! By performing an exam, we can also identify any problems and recommend the best treatment. During every appointment, you can relax knowing that your child is well cared for by our team. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for them today to receive a thorough cleaning and exam. It will be our pleasure to take excellent care of your child and answer any questions you may have about their appointment.
At our office, we utilize fluoride treatment, a safe and highly effective method for strengthening tooth enamel. Fluoride is a mineral found in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even drinking water! It blocks cavities by solidifying the outer, defensive layer of your child’s teeth. This makes the teeth more resistant to decay and can also help reverse small cavities before they become more problematic! If your child has weakened enamel, we may suggest fluoride supplements to strengthen their teeth.
When it comes to pediatric dentistry, we utilize spacers to help maintain your little one’s smile as their permanent teeth grow in. When a baby tooth is lost, it creates a gap in the smile while the permanent tooth grows. Spacers maintain that gap and prevent surrounding teeth from shifting while the teeth grow. This makes sure your child will have a smooth transition from baby teeth to permanent teeth!
At our office, we use digital x-rays to get a great look at our guest’s teeth, above and below the gumline! Digital x-rays are found to be more accurate and much safer than other x-rays, using up to 90% less radiation. After the digital x-ray is performed, the imaging becomes available immediately, meaning you and your child spend less time in the office!
In our practice, we offer the best treatment option for your child if they need a filling! Compared to metallic fillings, the metal-free option is more appealing due to its ability to blend in seamlessly with the natural tooth. Metal-free material is also more durable and bonds better to teeth, offering a longer-lasting solution to treating your child’s tooth!
If your child struggles to brush their back teeth, there is an option to help. When children are still learning to brush, they may miss the grooves on the surface of their back molars. If not cleaned properly, food debris and bacteria can thrive here. Sealants are applied to these back teeth after cleaning and drying the surfaces thoroughly. Thin layers of tooth-colored plastic are then painted onto the surface of the back teeth, protecting these areas from decay and not allowing bacteria to reach the enamel. Sealants will be periodically checked by the dentist at each appointment and can be repaired as needed. When cared for properly, sealants can last for many years.
Setting Your Child Up for Success
Children & Teen Dental of Florida provides a variety of services to help our guests maintain a healthy smile. Our goal is to make every child feel comfortable and welcome in our office, giving them a positive first impression of dentistry. At each appointment, we carefully review their overall oral health, keeping you informed of any changes. When you have a question or concern, we want to make sure you receive a solution every time. As part of our commitment to your child’s dental health, we also provide tips and techniques so that your child’s dental skills continue to grow in a positive direction. If you are interested in scheduling a visit for your child at our Lakeland, FL office, book your appointment online today!