Recognizing The Special Needs Of Children And Teens.
The hygienist will clean and polish the teeth to remove sticky bacteria, called plaque. When plaque builds up, it can cause tooth decay. The hygienist will also teach your child proper brushing and flossing as needed, and answer any dental questions you may have. As a precaution, all of our materials are gluten free.
Many recent studies have demonstrated that when used correctly, fluoride treatments greatly help reduce the risk of tooth decay, especially in young children. It's important to make sure your teeth get enough fluoride so that you won't get cavities. Most adults can take care of their teeth by brushing twice a day with toothpaste that has extra fluoride. If you are concerned about whether you're getting enough fluoride, talk to Dr. Stepanski. As a precaution, all of our materials are gluten free.
Though brushing and flossing help clear away food particles and plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, toothbrush bristles cannot always reach all the food matter that finds its way into the grooves and uneven surfaces of the teeth. Sealants can be applied as a preventive measure to smooth over rough or irregular areas to keep plaque from collecting, and cavities from forming. Our sealants are made from BPH free plastic resin which safely and quickly adheres to the teeth and, with proper care, can last for many years.
Gentle Injections And Topical Anesthetic Gels
Topical Anesthesia (or “numbing gel” ) is used to numb your gums or other tissues before an injection, so that you can’t feel the needle glide in.
Cosmetic bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped, stained and gapped teeth. As one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry treatments around, cosmetic bonding requires little to no prepping and preserves most of the natural tooth structure. And it's fast, too! Dental bonding usually takes just one visit to complete.
Natural Looking Fillings
Silver fillings make you feel self conscious when you smile, even as a child. Natural looking fillings are just as durable as they are attractive! Made of composite resin, Natural looking fillings match the natural color of your teeth and are an excellent option for small to mid-sized cavities. Natural looking fillings are strong, stain-resistant and require less removal of your tooth structure than amalgam fillings.
Dental X-rays have come a long way. Todays dental X-rays are safer, faster, more comfortable and more informative than the X-rays of years past. Digital X-rays, one of the latest and most advanced dental technologies, produce high-quality images of your teeth that can be viewed instantly by your dentist on a LCD monitor. Digital X-rays reduce radiation by up to 75% and provide exceptional diagnostic information to ensure that potential problems are caught in their earliest stages.
Nitrous oxide is a tool available to us if children are experiencing uncommon levels of anxiety. Nitrous oxide sedation involves inhaling nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and this coupled with the overhead TV's make restorative procedures more comfortable for our patients.
The family atmosphere cultivated by our dentist and team always extends to our patients. When you come to Children's Dentistry, you will naturally be treated as part of our family. We will always go out of our way to make sure that your children receive the excellent dental care in a manner that conveniently fits into your hectic schedule.