We love kids! Our team is trained to work with kids of all ages, whether it is a playful introduction of oral hygiene to the little ones or work with your teens on taking oral health seriously, we do it all! We do cleanings, fillings, extractions, space maintainers, sealants and fluoride treatment. We love to see teens get excited about Invisalign!
- Most children’s baby teeth are pearly white, but as they are replaced with adult teeth, it is completely normal for signs of discolouration to start showing. More often than not, the yellowing of their teeth is a phase and will disappear. However, these issues can persist into their teenage years despite great oral care.
- Teeth whitening is a great solution in these cases. Our dentists have decades of experience in treating young children and offering a happy experience.
Sealant & Fluoride Treatment
- One of the most common dental problems experienced by children are cavities. There is not much we can do to prevent youngsters from enjoying a sweet treat or a sugary drink, but what we can do is take preventative action.
- A sealant is a thin film applied to the back teeth (molars) that prevent food particles from getting stuck on these surfaces where dental floss or a toothbrush have a hard time reaching. It is a painless procedure with minimal discomfort.
- Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to strengthen the enamel of the tooth and is essential to prevent cavities from forming in the first place.
- Kids will be kids; it is tough to stop them from eating candy and gulping down sugar filled drinks. It is inevitable that they will develop cavities. If no action is taken to repair cavities early on, it can lead to tooth decay and severe pain.
- Dental fillings are a painless procedure, and our dentists are experienced in providing the best possible care for your child. We are focused on providing complete dental care solutions and educating you and your children on preventative actions and good oral care practices.
- Cavities are one of the most common dental issues faced by children all over the world.
- When cavities lead to severe tooth decay and a filling will not be enough to save the tooth, we perform a pulpotomy or a pulpectomy. This is a procedure where teeth affected by deep cavities are restored by removing all the decayed tissue from the crown to the root to prevent the spread of the inflammation and infection.
Stainless Steel / Zirconia Crowns
- Cavities and tooth decay are the most common dental problems faced by children all over the world. Sometimes it is not possible to get the tooth filled, either due to the severity of the cavity or the tooth structure has been compromised, in such cases we would use crowns or caps.
- Crowns are a protective technique where severely decayed or damaged teeth are protected from further damage by installing a hardened crown made of surgical grade stainless steel or Zirconia to ensure proper functioning of the tooth is maintained.
Primary Tooth Extractions
- Usually primary or baby teeth fall out naturally to make way for the adult teeth. In some cases, however, the tooth has experienced severe decay or has cracked due to injury. It is important to medically extract these teeth to make way for a healthier permanent tooth.
- Primary teeth play an important part in the development of a child; eating, speech and holding space for permanent teeth. Sometimes the primary teeth fall out early or need to be prematurely extracted, space maintainers are used as placeholders till the adult teeth come in and take their place.
- A space maintainer is a custom-built device that maintains the gap between teeth, if a primary tooth is lost prematurely.
- Thumb sucking is natural and healthy. It does not have any adverse effects as long as it stops at an early stage. Most children stop between the ages of three to four, but if it continues longer it could lead to an open bite, protruding front teeth, or an overbite.
- In cases such as this, a Habit-breaking Appliance is recommended. It is a thin metal wire which is bonded to the back molars which prevents the tongue or thumb from applying direct pressure on the teeth. It also serves as a reminder to help break the habit because your child can feel the appliance.