Here at Hermitage Dental Group, our pediatric services focus on the diagnosis and prevention of oral health conditions specific to children. We make sure that they are given the utmost care in an environment that’s safe, enjoyable and comfortable.
Our Pediatric Dental Services include:
Complete dental checkups for kids: Good oral habits must be taught at an early age so that a child can learn to incorporate them into his or her routine. As soon as your child gets their first tooth, brushing should already be started and be taught with proper guidance. Regular dental checkups help you stay on top of your child’s oral health and be able to protect them from the development of cavities, decay and other oral health problems.
Preventive Treatments: Preventive dental care plays a vital role in the oral development of your child. Just as in the case of adults, the occurrence of decay can cause several problems with your child’s oral as well as physical health.
Sealants: The grooves and fissures in a child’s teeth, particularly the back teeth, can become home to trapped food particles, paving the way for tooth decay to occur. Dental sealants are a thin coat of plastic that is applied on the irregular surfaces of the back teeth to make them smooth and seal them to prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped.
Fluoride Applications: Fluoride applications can help prevent the occurrence of tooth decay and can also slow down any existing signs of decay in a child’s teeth. A fluoride treatment also helps in strengthening the enamel or the outer surface of the teeth. It is applied topically in the form of varnish.
For more information on Pediatric Dentistry, you can call Hermitage Dental Group at (615) 241-6461.