Your child’s smile is precious, which is why you want to make sure that you treat it right. John Sarris, DMD, Thomas Copulos, DDS, and the team of gentle dental professionals at Dental Designs of Plantation provide exceptional pediatric dentistry for preschool and elementary-age children in Plantation, Florida. Keep your child’s smile healthy today and schedule a visit by calling the office or booking online.
Pediatric dentistry is dental care for children’s smiles. Children have different dental needs than adults and therefore require a different dental approach. The kid-friendly team of professionals at Dental Designs of Plantation knows how to make dentistry a more fun and compassionate experience for their pediatric patients, all while making sure that their oral health is in excellent shape and their smiles stay beautiful.
Even though your child is going to lose their baby teeth, it’s still incredibly important for them to receive good dental care. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most commonly occurring infectious disease among children is tooth decay. Tooth decay can leave your child in pain and can make it difficult for them to eat, speak, and engage properly with their friends and community.
Regular visits with Dental Designs of Plantation can help your child learn how to care for their smile properly. Good brushing and flossing etiquette are important habits, and the team of kid-friendly dental professionals can help them develop good oral health habits to keep their smiles in good shape and beautiful for the rest of their lives.
Even if your child is practicing excellent at-home care, they still need to maintain regular visits with the team at Dental Designs of Plantation to get the professional treatment necessary to eliminate hard-to-reach plaque, tartar, and bacteria.
The team at Dental Designs of Plantation gears their pediatric dentistry toward preventive care. By preventing your child from developing dental concerns in the first place, you can keep your child’s smile healthy year-round and avoid more costly and invasive treatments. Some of the preventive services offered include:
Regular dental checkups and cleanings enable your dentist to clean any hard-to-reach plaque and tartar buildup that your child might be missing in their at-home care. They also give your dentist the opportunity to catch any potential problems before they have the chance to develop into something more complex.
Sealants are a quick, easy, and minimally invasive treatment that can greatly reduce your child’s likelihood of developing cavities. The team simply paints a material onto the ridged surfaces of your child’s molars. That material hardens and creates a smooth protectant layer on your child’s chewing surfaces that prevents food and bacteria from getting caught and causing tooth decay.
If your household doesn’t consume public water, the team at Dental Designs of Plantation recommends that your child get fluoride treatments through their teenage years. Fluoride provides extra protection against cavities and having fluoride treatments can reduce your child’s risk of getting cavities by 30%.
To learn more about the excellent pediatric dentistry at Dental Designs of Plantation, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.