When it comes to your child’s smile, our caring dentists at Sugarbug Dental & Orthodontics offer all the preventative dental options necessary to keep your child’s developing smile healthy as they grow. No matter what their age, your child’s smile depends on good care as their permanent teeth come in and replace their primary teeth.
Our dentists, Dr. Armand Begian, Drs. Danesh, Mascagno, Nara, Nanda, Negar, Patricia, and Tirgari are here to make sure your child’s teeth get the quality care they need to thrive. Dental cleanings and exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments all work to help your child’s smile stay healthy and strong.
When your child comes in for a cleaning and exam, your child will be in gentle hands as we remove the hardened plaque (tartar) which creates tooth decay and periodontal disease. Next, we will floss and polish your child’s teeth to brighten their smile, and check for any signs of dental disease or conditions with the help of minimally invasive digital dental X-rays.
Our dentist might recommend tooth sealants to protect your child against hard-to-reach-and-clean teeth like the molars in the back of the mouth. By painting a clear or tooth-tinted resin material over the tooth’s chewing surface, dental sealants block out harmful oral bacteria and food particles that could cause decay. Dental sealants provide a smooth surface over a tooth’s natural pits and grooves which harbor bacteria and food, making them easier to keep clean. These protective barriers are recommended for children 6 to 12 years old.
Applying a fluoride varnish to your child’s teeth can offer extra preventive and protective care for a growing smile. This natural mineral can be applied through a gel, varnish or foam fluoride treatment to strengthen precious tooth enamel by re-mineralizing it to keep cavities at bay.
You can keep your child’s smile healthy as they grow with the help of regular twice-yearly dental cleanings and examinations, as well as dental sealants and fluoride applications where needed. Your child’s teeth and gums deserve to be strong and beautiful by creating a healthy foundation for confident smiles!