If you want to make sure that your child has the very best dental care, you should bring him or her in to see our Sunnyvale pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group.
A pedodontist is a dentist who specializes in the care of children’s teeth. Our Sunnyvale pedodontist will be able to treat any tooth problems that your child may have, and help to make sure that your child’s teeth stay free of dental cavities. At our dental office, we offer gentle and complete dental exams and cleanings to ensure that children’s teeth remain healthy. Even if your child only has baby teeth in his or her mouth, it is important that they come to see our pediatric dentist so that these teeth have the greatest chance of remaining healthy and playing the important roles that they serve in your child’s mouth. Baby teeth play many important roles, including, acting as placeholders for teeth that have yet to erupt, allowing for complete chewing of your child’s food, and helping your child to develop clear speaking habits. Dental sealants will help your child’s teeth to stay cavity-free. They are applied to the flat chewing surfaces of your child’s premolars and molars. First your child’s teeth are cleaned and dried, and then the dental sealant material is painted onto the tooth. The sealant material will fill in the pits and grooves on your child’s teeth, so that plaque and other cavity causing materials will not be able to stick to them. The dental sealants will also act as a physical barrier between your child’s teeth and harmful cavity-causing substances in the mouth. At our dental practice, we also offer fluoride treatments after each dental cleaning to help your child’s tooth enamel remain as cavity-resistant as possible.
For an appointment for your child to meet with our Sunnyvale pedodontist, contact us today.
Children’s Dental Group
897 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
At Children’s Dental Group, our Cupertino pediatric dentist and the rest of the team of staff here truly care about your child’s overall dental health and hygiene. A useful procedure to consider for your child is the use of dental sealants. Dental sealants are an excellent way to prevent tooth decay and to keep your child’s teeth healthy and protected. You can consider them an investment, as they are likely to prevent cavities and therefore prevent more dental work in the future. You may be wondering: what exactly are dental sealants? The sealants themselves are thin plastic coatings that are placed directly over the surface of the teeth. They are usually put on the back teeth where the most chewing takes place. The thin plastic will prevent the teeth from being infiltrated by bacteria and food debris, thusly preventing the decay and cavities that are so prevalent in young children and teens. Sealants work best when they are applied to permanent molars rather than baby teeth, and they should be applied quickly after the teeth grow in to avoid any initial decay.
Dental Sealants Cupertino
Your child will likely notice their first molars at age six, and their second molars at age twelve, so these are important ages to be aware of. The process of applying the sealants is usually completed quickly and it is safe for your children. The general process consists of cleaning the tooth, applying a special gel to the tooth and then drying it off, then applying the sealant and allowing it to harden. This simple procedure yields results that can last anywhere from five to ten years. The sealants will not be outwardly visible and will discreetly protect your child’s teeth from painful, harmful cavities.
To learn more about dental sealants and the other various services provided by our Cupertino pediatric dentist, we encourage you to browse through the Children’s Dental Group website and to reach out to us if you have any specific questions or concerns. You can always get in touch with us by telephone during our designated office hours, or you may also choose to send us a message online. We look forward to seeing you and your family at Children’s Dental Group.