We want our young patients to be relaxed at every visit, and our team works hard to make that happen. The latest technological advancements help us provide treatment not only in a caring and thoughtful way, eliminating fear in the little ones, but also faster, so active kids aren't restless. Our hygienists will instruct them in good dental care to keep healthy teeth for a lifetime. And our doctors love seeing them at their first dental visit when they're three years old, then watching them grow year after year.
Dental anxiety starts early. Our goal is to eliminate it in all generations to come. According to the parents who bring their families to Infinite Smiles, our office is a happy place with a relaxed atmosphere that makes children want to be here. No matter what your child's age, we will make their dental work a good experience for them.
We wish to encourage a lifetime of good dental hygiene in your child, because their teeth are naturally more susceptible to cavities for several reasons. Kids have a hard time brushing adequately, so we encourage parents to be a part of their daily dental routines until they develop good habits with both brushing and flossing. Children tend to eat more often during the day, which results in prolonged exposure to acid (acid is created whenever you eat). This contributes to increased cavities, as does a build-up of plaque and tartar. A combination of good dietary and hygiene habits along with the application of a fluoride varnish will greatly reduce the chance of cavities.
Even really good brushing may not reach all the grooves that some teeth
can have. Missed areas develop a build-up of plaque and bacteria, attracting
acid that leads to decay. Once decay has started, the tooth is permanently
damaged and requires a filling or crown. But we're happy to offer dental
sealants to help prevent this from happening.
After the back teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a clear, thin, plastic coating is applied, then bonded with the use of a curing light on the sealant. The procedure is painless and takes only a few minutes, with no drilling or shots. The entire tooth remains healthy and intact. This is the best preventive measure for both children and adolescents to preserve their teeth.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (314) 892-8853 to schedule a visit for everyone.