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Pediatric Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA
It’s our pleasure to care for your growing child’s dental needs at The Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. Our team of dental professionals love kids and enjoy creating a fun, interactive environment for children of all ages to learn how to take care of their teeth and gums while making visits for pediatric dentistry services in Chesapeake, stress-free for the whole family.
Children need special care for their smiles, especially in their formative years. When the primary or “baby” teeth are coming in, parents and kids need to know the best way to care for these first teeth. Even though they will be replaced with permanent teeth, the health of primary teeth is crucial. Regular checkups and cleanings help protect these teeth that are important for speech, chewing, and setting the path for their permanent smiles.
A pediatric dentist receives extra training on the behavioral needs of children, as well as how to best protect a child’s oral health.
At our Pediatric Dentistry practice in Chesapeake, the pediatric dentists and professional staff are proud to provide a variety of services and tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy.
Pediatric Teeth Cleaning
Pediatric Dentistry – Exams and Cleanings
When You Visit Our Office in Chesapeake
While it’s important to brush and floss your child’s teeth at home, it’s just as important to visit your dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends you visit your dentist at least twice a year to keep your child’s smile healthy.
There are many benefits to routine exams and cleanings for your child:
During the exam, one of our expert dentists will examine your child’s teeth for any signs of gum disease, tooth decay or other health concerns. We use state-of-the-art technology to take x-rays only when needed to see potential issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
The cleaning will consist of a gentle removal of any tartar buildup and finish with flossing.
In some situations, we may sometimes suggest a pediatric sealant for the baby teeth. A sealant provides a protective coating for the teeth that can prevent food, plaque, or acid from getting into the grooves of the molars, which is where cavities are most likely to form.
To help prevent tooth decay, or slow it down, we may recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel. These are usually only 2 to 4 times per year and the process is quick – a small brush is used to put the treatment on the top and sides of the teeth. It’s okay for your child to eat soft foods and consume drinks that are at room temperature. Avoid brushing or flossing your child’s teeth for 4 to 6 hours after treatment is applied.
We love your kids and their little smiles!
At Our Pediatric Dentistry Practice in Chesapeake
It’s important for kids to have a pleasant experience when they go for their first dental visits. An unpleasant experience can affect how they feel about dental care services for the rest of their lives. Our Chesapeake-area pediatric dentistry team loves kids, and we want to ensure our littlest patients grow up without any fear of coming to the dentist.
Our dentists and staff are patient and kind and take the time to connect and build a relationship. You’ll find that our offices are clean, inviting and very kid-friendly. We provide a calming atmosphere and give your child the time they need to feel comfortable. Plus, the flat-screen TVs in the rooms help put them at ease while we care for their smiles.