Dentistry for Children
When it comes to dental care, children have unique needs that may require specialized attention.
A dentist can keep an eye out for signs of problematic developments with the permanent teeth or make recommendations for treatments for primary teeth so that they are not lost prematurely.
Children are highly susceptible to getting cavities. We offer preventive treatment, such as sealants, and review appropriate oral hygiene techniques with you and your child. And, yes, even baby teeth need to be brushed and flossed daily to protect them from decay. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, the permanent tooth may erupt too soon or out of alignment, having a detrimental effect on the smile.
Because children are developing, their diets are as important to that dental development as their growth elsewhere in the body. Your dentist can make recommendations on foods that will help to support good dental health and those that should be restricted or eliminated.
At Maplewood Dental, we use several behavioral strategies that have been proven helpful in the doctors’ experience in managing the child with dental anxiety. They are: