Keeping your child’s smile healthy starts with preventive care with a pediatric dentist. Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville focuses on preventive dental care for our young patients, starting with their first visit as an infant and continuing through their teen years.
Checkups & Cleanings
Checkups every six months, starting with a child’s first visit before their first birthday, are the best way to prevent and address oral health issues. Routine checkups with a pediatric dentist can identify any developmental issues or tooth damage quickly, making it easier to correct the problem before it gets worse. If your child has a checkup every six months, it is unlikely a major oral health problem will begin. Even if treatment is needed, often the problem is minor and can be repaired quickly and will require less invasive methods.
Cleanings are performed at the same time as checkups, helping prevent tooth decay. Dental cleanings are important for kids, especially as they are learning the best techniques for routine oral care. Developing teeth are more prone to decay, making it vital to maintain a strict cleaning schedule. Adolescents and teens with braces may need cleanings performed more often, usually about every three months. Our pediatric dentist and hygienist can help you and your child learn the best way to care for their developing smiles at home between cleanings at our office.
Cavity Prevention with Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a mineral that has been proven to strengthen enamel and prevent decay. Since kids and teens are more susceptible to tooth decay, cavity prevention with fluoride treatments can be beneficial. Fluoride treatments are an inexpensive and worthwhile investment if they can protect teeth from unnecessary decay and dental treatments.
Part of pediatric dental care is using radiographs or x-rays to monitor teeth health and development. X-rays are needed to see teeth in the development stages inside the gums and to identify decay or abnormalities not visible to the naked eye. We utilize x-rays as part of our preventive care process to ensure every child’s oral health is carefully monitored and issues are quickly addressed when treatment is needed.
State-of-the-Art Dental Imaging for Children
Dr. Chong and Dr. Patel utilize advanced digital radiograph technology for the best images and the safety of our patients. Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville has invested in state-of-the-art dental imaging for children, using less radiation than traditional film x-rays. The process is quicker, and the images are clearer, helping us provide the best care for our young patients’ smiles. Digital imaging only requires minimal radiation. Our advanced equipment focuses on a smaller point for clearer images with very little radiation exposure.
Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville is dedicated to providing the best preventive care for your child’s smile, helping to prevent tooth damage and dental treatments. With routine checkups, cleanings and digital imaging, we can help protect your child’s smile and improve their oral health, while saving you money on dental care. Call today to schedule your child’s next cleaning and checkup.