We understand that every child is different. And sometimes, taking children to a dentist can be a hassle. Some children will feel at ease right away while others may experience acute anxiety in the dental office. Finding a child-friendly dentist can be a difficult task. At Stonegate Family Dentistry, our staff has experience working with children of all ages – from infancy to late teenage years. Our primary objective is to reduce the stress of everyone involved and help you feel satisfied with our service.
What Is the Importance of Children's Dentistry?
Primary teeth or baby teeth are crucial for proper chewing and establishing proper alignment of the adult teeth coming in correctly. Loss of primary teeth due to decay and infection will affect your child's bite, alignment, and formation of their adult teeth. Introducing proper dental care to the child from their formative years will help them form good habits and develop in them the good habits of daily oral care and regular dental visits. All these measures will give them a healthier smile that will last a lifetime.
We recommend that brushing begin as early as six months or as soon as your child's first tooth appears. And ideally, you should take your child to a dentist before their first birthday. That may sound young, but it's never too early to start thinking about your child's oral health.
What Are the Services Included in Children's Dentistry?
The best solution to prevent oral disease and decay is to brush and floss regularly. Brushing with flossing will help remove all the plaque build-up and help prevent oral disease and decay. Checkups allow your dentist to identify and avoid any future dental problems.
A composite tooth-colored filling is used to repair a tooth affected by cracks, fractures, decay, etc. The affected part of the tooth will be extracted and then the tooth will be filled with a composite filling. The color of the fillings can be closely matched to the shades of existing teeth and can even be used for front teeth or the more visible areas of the mouth.
A child with severe decay in their teeth may require a dental crown. A stainless steel crown coated with an attractive resin material can be placed over the tooth after the decay is removed.
A dental sealant is a thin plastic film applied on the uneven chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to keep food particles and bacteria from collecting there. Sealants are quite useful in the prevention of cavities. A sealant can last for as long as five to ten years. Sealants should be checked during your regular appointment and reapplied if they are no longer in place.
Call Stonegate Family Dentistry, Dentist in Murfreesboro, TN today at (615) 624-6919 to schedule your dental consultation and know more about our dentistry services for children.