Dr. Ray and Dr. Connor reduce a child's anxiety before starting any kind of procedure. They utilize advanced techniques and delivers treatment with care and compassion. Our team encourages children of all ages to cultivate proper dental hygiene at home, and we teach them how it happens. We like to meet them beginning at age four for their first visit. We look forward to enjoying their return visits as we help them keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.
We desire for all of our young patients to be reassured about their dental treatment and to relish their visits through adulthood. Our many appreciative parents have told us their children find our office a pleasant and relaxed place to visit. No matter the age or needs of your children, we can assist them in conquering their dental anxieties.
We share the same goals for your child's oral health. Teaching them good habits from the beginning creates a vital, lifetime foundation of strong dental habits. From a young age, children's teeth are very susceptible to cavities due to many factors. Young children are missing the necessary coordination to brush properly on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to assist in their child's daily hygiene. This promotes both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental routines. Little kids often eat frequently throughout the day (grazing). This results in an extended exposure to food acid, which may encourage more cavities. Improper cleaning means more exposure to that acid, so teeth are more likely to develop decay.
The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drastically reduce the odds of your child incurring a cavity.
Dental sealants offset a child's inability to brush properly. Even though they try hard, they're still learning, and their hand-to-eye coordination isn't fully developed. It's possible, even with meticulous brushing, that the deep grooves in the back of their teeth may not be thoroughly cleaned. These hard-to-reach spots, while brushing, trouble even adults. This results in bacteria, acid, and plaque formation, which will later lead to decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or a crown.
A dental sealant procedure involves the following:
Applying dental sealants is one of the best things both children and adolescents can do to prevent damage and preserve their natural teeth!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (724) 537-0800 to schedule a visit for everyone.
432 Frye Farm Road • Greensburg, PA 15601