Pediatric Dentistry

  Kids Enjoy Their Visits


You can be certain that Dr. Baker uses the latest techniques in children’s dental care. His thoughtful and caring nature makes children feel at ease and lets them enjoy their visits. Our team encourages good daily dental hygiene, teaching them proper brushing and flossing. We enjoy all their visits starting at age two and every year thereafter as they grow and change.

One of the goals at our practice is for our children to grow up feeling at ease with dental visits and without any fear. Our parents have been very pleased that we are achieving this goal. We have an upbeat atmosphere at our office that makes it easy for children to visit. We can help you with an active or scared child to make our interactions happy and relaxed.


  Instilling Good Dental Habits in Your Children


We teach the importance of proper brushing, flossing, and dietary choices for excellent oral health, and encourage children to focus on their habits each and every day. 

Children’s teeth are prone to cavities for various reasons. Acid is produced in the mouth every time food is present. Because children tend to eat frequently throughout the day, that causes frequent acid production. If teeth are not cleaned properly, continual exposure to acid will increase the risk of cavities. Effective brushing can help. As children do not brush well and need supervision, parents should oversee how their children clean their teeth to ensure they do a good job. 

A dental sealant is a treatment that helps to protect teeth against cavities. It mineralizes the teeth and is a simple and easy procedure that takes just minutes. There is no pain and no shots are necessary, and it has proven to significantly reduce cavities. A healthy selection of foods and improved hygiene also lessen the risk of cavities.


  An Easy Preventive Treatment Against Cavities


Even meticulous brushing may miss hard-to-reach areas of the back teeth. When bacteria linger and exposure to acids occurs, plaque will form. Once plaque hardens into tartar, it is not removable with ordinary brushing. Decay will set in and the tooth will need a filling or a crown for extensive damage. One application of a dental sealant will greatly reduce the risk of cavities forming. 

This is the quick and easy procedure: Teeth are first cleaned and sterilized. A thin coating of the sealant is applied to the surface of each tooth. It is clear or white in color and does not change the tooth’s appearance. A curing light bonds the coating to the enamel. And the whole procedure is complete with just these few steps. There are no shots, tooth reduction, or drilling, and it is pain free.

We recommend this treatment to help children and adolescents maintain their natural teeth throughout their lives.

 

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (727) 531-4462 to schedule a visit for everyone.