Exercise is wonderful for children, but we don’t want it to put their smiles at risk! If they participate in a high-contact sport, such as football, hockey, or basketball, they need to wear a mouthguard to protect their pearly whites from injury. Our office can create this durable yet comfortable plastic tray to perfectly fit over your child’s teeth, delivering significantly greater protection than over-the-counter options.
The back teeth, or molars, contain grooves into which food particles can get stuck and attract cavity-causing bacteria. Sometimes, younger patients have a hard time reaching to clean these teeth. We can help prevent decay in these teeth with dental sealants. By applying a thin layer of composite resin to your child’s molars, the grooves are sealed from bacteria. This protection can last for up to a decade!
Does your child have bad habits, like thumb-sucking? While habits like these are a normal part of their development, they can damage your little one’s future smile if they persist past a certain age. If they continue to suck their thumb past the age of four, our team can help your child break this habit before it negatively impacts their budding smile.