When you start taking care of your oral health early, your smile will thank you for many years to come. With the help of dedicated checkups and cleanings from our office as well as a supportive and accommodating dental environment, your child can find it easier to maintain healthy habits at home and achieve a smile they love to show off to friends and family.
When you need a practice that takes the time to give your child the attention they deserve for their oral health, you can trust Fromuth and Langlois Dental. Our dentists always make room for families, and that includes your youngest sons and daughters, so don’t wait to give us a call!
Depending on your child’s age, their initial appointment with us will likely vary. For example, if your child is very young, we’ll likely spend more time discussing at-home habits they’ll need to maintain as well as future preventive treatments you should consider. We typically perform a brief exam to confirm no problems are present with their oral health. As they age, we’ll slowly begin introducing more detailed exams and cleanings into their appointments, ensuring that we can catch any issues early while allowing them to get use to routine care.
Unlike dental fillings, dental sealants are designed to prevent cavities from developing ahead of time, rather than treating them. Made from composite resin, sealants are painted directly onto teeth particularly vulnerable to cavities (including the molars), then cured instantly to harden them in place. Not only does the procedure take just minutes to complete, but it’s been proven to reduce the risk of decay as your child gets used to brushing and flossing. In most cases, these sealants should provide at least a decade of protection from food debris and dental plaque.
Fluoride is one of the most effective minerals for combatting tooth decay, which is why it’s found in many oral care products. Not only can it naturally repair minor damage to enamel, but it can protect it further from plaque acids and strengthen it moving forward. This is why we regularly recommend fluoride applications for young children at Fromuth and Langlois Dental. Once we’ve completed your child’s dental checkup, we’ll apply the fluoride to their smile at least once a year. However, those who are at higher risk of cavity development may want to receive it every six months.
Is your child active? Do they play a sport where there’s a high risk for impact, such as basketball, football, or hockey? They’re going to need the right protective gear to ensure their developing smile doesn’t suffer while they play. Our office can design a fully personalized sportsguard using our digital impression technology. Not only does this make the treatment process more enjoyable for your child, but we can reduce the risk for error during the design of the oral appliance.