Lifelong dental health and a comfortable, functional smile starts with pediatric dentistry. Starting healthy oral habits at an early age is vital and helps children develop a healthy smile. Fuller Dental suggests that children come in for their first dental visit when their primary teeth begin to erupt.
Fuller Dental focuses on preventive dental care and early detection of dental diseases. This is the foundation of children’s dentistry in our Burlington family dentist office. These first visits also allow your child to become familiar with our staff and our office. Additionally, it allows the dentist to monitor their oral development and offer intervention if needed.
We look forward to treating your child at our dentist office in Burlington, North Carolina.
Preventing Cavities in Children
During your child’s appointment, the dentist and hygienist will be looking for signs of oral health diseases. This includes tooth decay as well as gum disease. Cavities are mostly prevented with good oral hygiene. This includes routine visits to our Burlington, NC dentist office for a professional cleaning and exam. If a tooth cavity is found, your dentist may suggest early treatment to preserve your child’s natural tooth structure.
In between visits to the dentists, parents can do many things to ensure the health of their children’s teeth:
- Brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (over age 2)
- For infants and babies, wipe their gums every day with a damp cloth until teeth erupt
- Floss in between their teeth once a day
- Limit sugary drinks and candy
- Follow the recommend guidelines for nursing and bottle and sippy cup use
- Avoid giving them a bottle a bedtime
Dental Services for Children in Burlington, NC
As your child grows, their oral health needs change. Our dentists take a comprehensive approach to patient care. They will offer a complete range of dental services to meet your child’s changing needs.
Our staff will monitor the oral development of your child. This is to ensure that a stable, healthy bite is supporting normal speech development. Also to make sure there are no signs of musculoskeletal concerns related to the jaw.
We offer several pediatric dentistry services including:
- Tooth bonding
- Periodontal therapy
- Dental Fillings
- TMJ treatment
- Safe digital diagnostics
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
What are the benefits of choosing a family dentist office for my child?
Bringing your child to the same dentist that you see has many benefits. There is no need to drive to several offices for appointments. Your entire family can be treated in a single visit. We find that children have less anxiety about visiting the same dentist that their parents and older siblings see.
Can children develop oral disease?
It is possible for children to develop oral diseases. Avoiding this is critical for their development. Our goal is to help them establish good oral hygiene habits and make sure they develop a healthy bite. Sometimes early intervention and prompt treatment are necessary for complex dental problems. Thorough care and treatment will help your child avoid oral diseases, allow their jaw to develop normally, and keep their smile beautiful.
Should baby teeth be pulled or left to fall out naturally?
It is very important to keep primary teeth (baby teeth) in place and healthy until they fall our naturally. Primary teeth help children maintain good nutrition by allowing them to chew properly. They are also critical for proper speech development and help to promote good self-esteem.
How do dental sealants work?
We use dental sealants as an extra layer of protection for your child’s teeth. They help prevent tooth decay. Your dentist will apply the sealants to your child’s molars in a single visit. The material is like a gel that sets on the teeth and adds a clear thin layer of film to discourage bacteria from taking hold. It is very safe for young patients and is not permanent. The process is painless.
Schedule a Pediatric Dental Exam Today
The Fuller Dental team strives to provide age appropriate education and help with each child. We will encourage them to take pride in their oral health and appearance of their smiles. The doctors and staff at Fuller Dental enjoy working with children and looking forward to meeting yours. Give us a call at (336) 290-7401, or request an appointment online today.