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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. 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.
Even if they just have baby teeth, children need regular teeth cleanings, too. Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests scheduling your child’s first dental visit no later than your child’s first birthday?
That’s because little mouths can harbor cavity-causing bacteria. Tooth decay is highly preventable, yet it’s the most common chronic childhood disease, ranking above early-childhood obesity, diabetes, and asthma. Statistics show about one in five children between ages 5 and 11 have at least one untreated cavity. With severe tooth decay, your child can experience pain, infection, and other complications that can affect speech, sleep, learning, eating, and overall physical development.
Fortunately, our family dentist in Plantation is here to help keep your child on the path to good dental health and ensure a bright, beautiful smile.
Here are some of the dental services for children that we provide at Superior Dental:
Teeth Cleanings for Children in Plantation:
Our experienced dentists and hygienists understand that children can feel nervous at the dentist’s office and perhaps even frightened. We’ll help your child feel at ease as we gently remove cavity-causing plaque. Once your child has a good experience at the dentist, it makes future dental appointments much easier, too.
The surface of teeth becomes stronger and more resistant to decay with topical fluoride. It’s like nature’s cavity fighter. We offer fluoride in various kid-friendly flavors.
Because brushing the back teeth is especially tough for little ones, our children’s dentist in Plantation can apply a safe, thin plastic coating to seal the surface grooves on the teeth’s chewing surfaces. This painless treatment can keep out food particles and bacteria for years. Sealants also have no taste, so the placement won’t bother your child.
Child Tooth Fillings:
If your child does experience a cavity, we’ll keep your youngster comfortable throughout the repair process. We typically use tooth-colored fillings to repair the tooth damage seamlessly.
A chip or fracture to front teeth can make your child feel self-conscious. But with our tooth-colored bonding material, we can restore that happy smile.
We usually don’t like to remove a baby tooth unless it’s close to falling out on its own, so if your child develops a cavity too large for a filling, or has a tooth that cracks or breaks, our dentist in Plantation can install a protective tooth-colored crown. Our dentist also can place a custom-made crown on a tooth we’ve saved thanks to a root canal.
A space maintainer acts as a placeholder for your child’s permanent tooth if a baby tooth is lost prematurely because of decay, an accident, or another circumstance. It keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting out of alignment, allowing the permanent tooth to grow in comfortably. It also can help with pre-orthodontic treatment.
Just like adults, children who play sports should wear mouthguards to protect their teeth, the American Dental Association says. This is particularly true for kids involved with gymnastics, marital arts, football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, skateboarding, field hockey, or boxing. Our family dentist in Plantation can create a custom-made mouthguard that’s more protective and comfortable than those boil-and-bite ones available at many drugstores and sporting-goods stores.
Emergency Dental Services for Children:
If your child chips a tooth, loosens a tooth unexpectedly, or knocks out a tooth completely and needs emergency dental care, please call our office in Plantation at (954) 519-2224. We’re glad to assist you.