Our practice can provide a wide range of dental services for your children. Our flexibility in our services saves you time and keeps your total dental care within one practice. Our emphasis is on total preventative care for our patients. Total care begins with regular hygiene visits, regular check-ups and continued home oral health routines.
Dr. Howie and his team provide many preventative measures to keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy, including sealants and fluoride treatments. We also educate the parents in early detection of some common problems children may face, including thumb sucking, bruxism and baby bottle tooth decay.
Sealants are added to your children’s teeth using a clear or white liquid that is not visible in their mouth. These mainly are used for deep grooves in children’s molars, which may be hard to reach during regular brushing. Once the sealant hardens around the teeth, it will provide an even stronger barrier against bacteria that your child’s enamel already provides. It’s like having a double shield against foreign toxins.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in water and in many of the foods you eat! Because it strengthens the enamel layer, fluoride is important for your children’s teeth. Enamel is what protects your children’s teeth from bad bacteria and sugars that cause teeth to decay. Teeth should always be revitalized with fluoride, as it curbs cavity progression and will leave your children’s teeth with a sleek shine. Fluoride can be applied with toothpaste and mouthwash at home, but the dental services we provide will make sure your children’s teeth are kept healthy and strong.
Medical emergencies in the mouth can be scary. It’s important to see Dr. Howie immediately if your child is experiencing:
See our emergency info page for more on what to do in these situations.
The first step to having clean teeth starts at home. Here are some routines you can follow to keep your children’s smiles happy and healthy.
See our dental health page to get a head start on your child’s oral hygiene.
Our primary goal for your children’s dental development is to achieve and maintain optimum oral health through advances in techniques, technologies and by maintaining their scheduled dental exams. Contact us today to make an appointment!