Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
At Towncare Dental of Boca Raton, we like to think we’re on the same team of good dental health as the tooth fairy. Our family dentist in Boca Raton understands the anxiety your child may feel about visiting our office and aims to make your child feel as comfortable as possible.
Just like adults, children need their teeth cleaned regularly to prevent cavities and other painful dental issues. Tooth decay can happen early; as soon as two teeth touch, bacteria can get trapped between them. Only a professional teeth cleaning can remove cavity-causing plaque from these spaces and other hard-to-reach areas.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, above diabetes, asthma, and early-childhood obesity. That’s surprising, considering it’s so preventable. About one in five children between ages 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity, statistics show, and 13% of teenagers between ages 12 and 19 have at least one tooth with dental decay. Severe tooth decay not only causes pain and infection but can affect a child’s eating, speech, ability to focus, sleep habits, self-confidence and overall physical development.
Our office in Boca Raton has dentists and hygienists with experience in dealing with children. We’re glad to work with you to help meet your family’s needs.
Teeth Cleanings for Children in Boca Raton:
We understand how the overhead lights, exam chairs, and other equipment in the dentist’s office can look scary. So our kind staff will put your youngster at ease as we gently clean those tiny teeth. Plus, we’ll give parents some tips on how to improve dental care at home.
We like to call fluoride nature’s cavity fighter, because it strengthens the surface of teeth to help resist decay. We use topical fluoride that is pleasant-tasting, too.
Brushing those back teeth can be tough for a grownup, let alone a youngster. Our children’s dentist in Boca Raton can apply a safe, thin plastic coating to those rear teeth, protecting the groves on the chewing surfaces from food particles and bacteria. As a bonus, children don’t taste or feel the sealants, which are painless to apply and can provide protection to the top of the teeth for years.
Fillings for Children’s Teeth:
Should your child develop a cavity, we’ll help him or her stay calm and comfortable throughout the process of getting a filling. We also offer tooth-colored fillings to help them blend in seamlessly.
A chip or small fracture in your child’s front tooth can make any youngster feel self-conscious. But our tooth-colored bonding materials can smooth out those problems and restore your child’s smile.
Losing a baby tooth before it’s time because of decay, an accident, or other circumstance can cause future dental problems, as the surrounding teeth can shift into the empty space. A space maintainer holds open the space until the permanent tooth grows in naturally. It also helps with pre-orthodontic treatment.
Does your child play sports? The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends children and adults who are involved in more than 60 types of athletics protect their teeth with mouthguards. This particularly holds true for activities such as boxing, football, martial arts, basketball, skateboarding, field hockey, wrestling, or gymnastics. Our custom-made mouthguards work better and feel more comfortable than the boil-and-bite kind available at sporting-goods stores and drugstores.
Emergency Dental Services for Children:
We’re also here to help if your child has a chipped tooth, a loose tooth, or tooth knocked out completely. Please give our office in Boca Raton a call at (561) 430-2078 for emergency dental care for your child.