At Westney North Dental Clinic we know the importance of dental care for every stage of your childs life and working together, we can give your children a head start toward a lifetime of good dental health.
Braces… Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves misaligned or crooked teeth (malocclusions) that affect the way your child will smile, chew, clean their teeth and feel about themselves. Orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile, early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later.
Sealants… Tooth Sealants protect children’s permanent teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay on the deep pits of molar and premolar teeth. This procedure involves applying a thin resin material into the grooves of certain cavity prone teeth. The sealant material acts as a barrier to prevent oral bacteria from entering the tooth and creating a cavity.
Mouth guards… the mouth guards provided in our office are custom-made to perfectly fit the wearer’s teeth. This proper fit can result in a more comfortable and secure mouth/sport guard which can’t easily be dislodged. A mouth guard that fits properly and feels comfortable is much more likely to be worn. Mouth guards should be worn for most team sports and many individual sports.
Fluoride treatments… In our practice we offer fluoride treatments for our younger patients during their regular check-ups and cleanings. This use of highly concentrated fluoride applied by our trained professionals can give our patients stronger, healthier teeth that are more resistant to the bacteria that cause cavities.
Baby bottle syndrome… also known as Early Childhood Caries is the rapid decay of baby teeth in an infant or child from frequent exposure, for long periods of time, to liquids containing sugars.
The problem is usually caused by a baby falling asleep while nursing a bottle. While the child is asleep, the sugary liquid pools around the front teeth. The bacteria living in every baby’s mouth then turns the sugars to acid which causes decay. Babies should only be given water when they are put down to sleep.
QUESTIONS? Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s teeth. We’re always happy to help. 905-683-4500