Children enjoy coming to their visits at our practice, as our team puts
them at ease and makes them feel comfortable in our care. Dr. Miller and Dr.
Squires use the latest techniques in children's dentistry and deliver
treatment with thoughtful gentleness. We want them to keep their natural
teeth for a lifetime, and we teach them how to take care of their teeth at
home with proper daily dental hygiene. We enjoy all their visits starting
with the first tooth, and each visit thereafter as they grow and change.
We want all generations of children to have no fear of dental visits and treatment. We strive to make every child feel relaxed and not have any anxiety at our practice. Parents have told us they are very impressed that their children enjoy visiting us. If you have a child who is scared or active, we can help to change his or her mind about visits to the dentist.
Children's teeth are prone to cavities during their formative years. We
emphasize the importance of proper daily dental hygiene and more nutritious
food choices to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime. We ask parents to
ensure their children do a good job of brushing and flossing until they are
certain they have developed good habits on their own.
Children eat throughout the day, and whenever food and drink are consumed, acid is produced in the mouth. If the teeth are not cleaned properly, additional acid is produced, bacteria forms, and decay sets in. Even the smallest cavity is permanent damage that needs a filling.
When improper cleaning continues, cavities will grow larger faster and also increase in number. We recommend one application of a dental sealant to help minimize this risk, as well as improved dental hygiene and healthier meals and snacks.
We want children to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime, and we can
help with a very effective preventive treatment that is safe, quick, and
easy. One application of a dental sealant will mineralize their teeth to
help guard against the onset of decay.
This is the entire, easy treatment: Teeth are first cleaned and then sterilized. An application of the sealant is applied to each tooth's surface. With a curing light, Dr. Miller or Dr. Squires bonds the sealant to the tooth. It is not noticeable, as it is clear or white. And that is the whole procedure. No drilling or shots are necessary.
This has been proven to be a very effective treatment both for children and adolescents in preservation of their permanent teeth.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (208) 466-2458 to schedule a visit for everyone.