Children Dentistry

Pit and Fissure Sealant

A sealant is a strong, plastic, clear or tooth-colored coating that a dental hygienist applies to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where pit and fissures form. A sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the enamel from bacterial plaque in these cavity-prone areas.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are especially important for children under the age of six. Even though young children don’t yet have their permanent teeth, fluoride treatments can prevent bacteria build-up around the gums, fight gingivitis and help establish long-term dental health.

Space Maintainers

Children may need space maintainers if they lose a tooth early or have a baby (primary) tooth extracted due to dental decay.A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. It can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.