A pediatric cleaning at Aurora Childrens Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, entails much more than simply cleaning their teeth. It is our opportunity to inculcate in your children lifelong oral hygiene habits. We take advantage of that occasion since nothing makes us happier than seeing children smile. Our pediatric dentists work with children and understand the best approach and techniques for their specific needs.
What Is the Importance of Pediatric Dental Care?
For children, baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Baby teeth are important placeholders for permanent teeth, adding structure to the baby's face and anchoring the jaw in place. Baby teeth ensure that the jaws develop appropriately and that adequate space is available in the jaws for all of the adult teeth.
If the baby teeth are lost too soon, the underlying jaw bone may begin to deteriorate before the permanent teeth erupt properly, resulting in worn-out adult teeth. Furthermore, if many baby teeth fall out at once, it can lead to the production of misplaced, crooked, or overcrowded teeth. Because the jaws have not grown properly, the permanent teeth lack the necessary support.
Pediatric Dentistry Services at Aurora Childrens Dentistry
- Routine Dental Exam
Our dental check-ups normally include a thorough examination of your child's teeth, a professional dental cleaning, a fluoride treatment, and a series of dental X-rays. Routine dental exams can help avoid significant dental problems and keep your children's teeth healthy and attractive.
- Dental Sealants
To protect the teeth from decay, dental sealants can be put to the grooves of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They function by sealing off food and plaque, providing additional protection to hard-to-reach pitted areas. They are an effective tool for improving your child's overall dental health.
- Dental Crowns For Children
Tooth decay can occasionally be too severe to be repaired with a filling, necessitating the use of a dental crown to prevent additional damage and/or save the tooth from extraction. Crowns can also be used to repair a primary tooth injured by dental trauma or illness.
- Dental Fillings For Children
Tooth decay begins as a small hole on the tooth surface known as a cavity and progresses over time. Cavities, if detected early enough, can be treated with a filling. A filling is a type of dental restorative that restores the rotting portion of a tooth and prevents the cavity from worsening.
For the best dental care for your children, visit us at 3340 Providence Dr Suite #A552, Anchorage, AK 99508 or call us at (907) 336-1234.