Developing an Understanding of Oral Health
The fact that you are bringing your child to the dentist is powerful lesson in itself, making the point that the health of their teeth is a subject that deserves attention. That doesn’t mean your visit can’t be fun.
We can help your child understand the basics of oral hygiene and talk to them about dietary choices they can make to prevent cavities and the need for fillings. The goal is to set them at ease on these subjects, not to frighten them!
Pediatric Dental Services at Hillock Family Dental
Hillock Family Dental provides a range of services that can address, or in some cases prevent, dental issues that may arise as your child grows.
Infant oral health: In addition to helping your young children learn to care for their teeth, we can help you understand the best practices for infant oral health.
Oral health examination: Regular examinations will detect potential problems and give an accurate picture of how well your child is cleaning their teeth.
Orthodontics: Will your child need braces? An orthodontic evaluation can help you look ahead.
General dentistry services: These include cleaning, x-rays and tooth-colored fillings, all delivered with attention to ensuring your child is comfortable and understands what is being done.
Sports mouth guards: We can provide custom-fitted mouth guards that protect teeth from injury.
Care for dental injuries: If your child has an accident that damages a tooth, we can help.
Teeth whitening: This service can be provided to teenage patients.
In some cases, large cavities can develop in baby teeth. If these are causing pain to your child, they may require treatment. Many children need help keeping the baby teeth strong until the permanent teeth arrive, and you can trust us to perform this important procedure gently, and with care. It is important to preserve the baby tooth, as its presence in the mouth helps create space for the permanent tooth.
A pulpotomy can remove deep decay and make it possible to clean the pulp of the tooth. A crown is placed over the tooth as the final step. The success rate for this procedure ranges between 60 and 90 percent, making it a reliable way to save a badly decayed baby tooth and retain its role in proper development of your child’s permanent teeth.
Accidents can happen during any physical activity. A mouth protector can help protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining.Learn More