Children Dentistry in Swanton, OH
At Dental Health Associates, we understand how important choosing the right dentist for your child is. Good oral health habits start at an early age. Just how well your child responds to early dental treatment will determine how well your child will take care of their teeth and how well they respond to future dentist visits as they get older.
Known for our gentle and compassionate approach, our dentists are the premier dental practice patients trust for quality children dentistry in Swanton and the surrounding area. Not only do we treat our younger patients with extra care, we ensure that their experience is educational, engaging and positive as well.
Continue reading to learn more about our children dentistry services.
Routine Hygiene Visits and Dental Exams
Parents are advised to schedule routine pediatric hygiene visits and exams for their children every six months. During your child’s checkup, we will carefully examine your child’s mouth to ensure the teeth and gums are developing properly. If a problem is detected, we will recommend an appropriate solution. Dental exams are stress-free and comfortable; we use digital X-rays and other advanced diagnostic tools to get an in-depth look into your child’s oral health without the discomfort associated with traditional X-rays and dental tools. We engage your child during their exams by answering their questions and providing a hands-on tutorial on how to brush and floss properly.
Routine pediatric hygiene visits are usually performed at the time of your child’s dental exam. A fluoride treatment may be used to further reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are placed on the grooves (chewing surface) of your child’s tooth or teeth. Dental sealants are an easy and effective way to protect your child’s teeth from cavities and decay.
Dental fillings are typically used to repair teeth after they have developed a cavity. Our dental filling treatment is painless and stress-free thanks to our highly experienced dental team. We also have laser dentistry available if the diagnosis is applicable for its use. When we use the Solea laser system to place fillings, there is no need for dental drills, and other traditional dental tools that might make our young patients nervous or anxious. Laser dentistry makes the dental filling process faster and more comfortable than ever before.
Our dentists are trained to treat dental injuries caused by trauma to the mouth. Dental injuries include gum lacerations and broken, chipped or lost teeth that, if left untreated, can lead to potentially serious dental health problems. We offer a variety of emergency and restorative services to repair the teeth, gums and jaw, including dental crowns, replacing teeth and tooth extraction.
Sports Mouth Guards
Mouth guards play an essential role in keeping your child’s or teen’s teeth and jaw safe and protected when they play sports. We may recommend an over-the-counter mouth guard or one that is custom-made by our dentists, depending on your child’s or teen’s needs.
We offer orthodontic treatment for children with misaligned teeth or bite problems. Children should be evaluated by a dentist for orthodontics as soon as they begin losing their baby teeth.
Dental Health Associates looks forward to being your partner in your family’s oral health. To learn more about our pediatric dentistry services, please schedule a consultation today.