Kids get tartar buildup too, which can contribute to bad breath, aesthetic concerns, and gum disease. When Dr. Ghatak spots issues early, we can provide minimally invasive dental treatments that preserve your child’s tooth structure, are more affordable, and drastically reduce the chances of your child experiencing a dental emergency in the future.
After every six-month dental cleaning, your child will have a clean, bright smile that’s easier to maintain until their next routine checkup!
During your child’s cleaning appointment, we’ll evaluate the eruption of their permanent molars (back teeth). Usually, their first and second set of molars come in around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively. If the chewing surface is already completely erupted, we recommend sealing them as soon as possible.
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that cover the deep fissures, pits, and grooves of the back teeth. They make it easier for your child to brush their smile clean and block out cavity-causing bacteria. In most cases, sealants are covered by insurance at 100% until your child is 14 years old.
Your child’s teeth aren’t as strong as the ones they’ll have as an adult. Since primary (baby) enamel is less dense, we recommend a professional fluoride treatment at every checkup to remineralize weak surfaces and repel tooth decay.
Our team provides age-appropriate resources to help children care for their smiles as best as possible. From learning how to brush and floss to making smart nutritional choices, we give your family the resources necessary to significantly lower the risks of tooth decay and dental emergencies.