Preventing disease is one of the most important aspects of pediatric dentistry.
Preventing disease is one of the most important aspects of pediatric dentistry. While prevention certainly begins with practicing proper oral hygiene, maintaining a healthy diet and visiting our office regularly, there are some treatments we can administer that help strengthen teeth to prevent dental injuries and tooth decay. Two of the most common preventive treatments include the administration of fluoride and the application of dental sealants.
Tooth enamel is made of minerals, and when exposed to strong acid, its mineral content (and strength) can be stripped away. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride is scientifically proven to strengthen teeth by attracting minerals to the surface of tooth enamel, which will ultimately help replenish lost mineral content. Strong, healthy tooth enamel is key in protecting teeth against cavity causing bacteria. Fluoride treatments are quick and easy and involve simply applying a fluoridated varnish or gel to the teeth.
Dental sealants are another preventive method for protecting teeth from bacteria and decay. Using a disease-resistant, plastic compound, sealants are applied over the pits and grooves of the teeth and quickly hardened with a curing light. This ensures that the biting surfaces of the teeth are more protected against damage and harmful bacteria.
Receiving fluoride treatments and/or dental sealants are non-invasive and cost-effective. If decay does form, our dentists can treat dental caries with restorations like fillings or crowns. During all types of treatment, we utilize anesthetics when necessary to promote comfort and relaxation.
All Dental Depot locations are accepting new patients. To learn more about our pediatric services, call a Dental Depot nearest you to reserve an appointment for your child.
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This place is awesome! They have same day and even Saturday appointments. They scheduled all four of my children (and offered for me as well). Our experience was amazing. The staff is so friendly, the building is large, clean and accommodating, & they did a thorough exam & cleaning! Highly recommend!!
- Haleigh Eastman-Lira
I love this place! Everyone is so polite and helpful. The train is a nice touch. Three different trains run around above the place which gives it a nice touch. Children probably love it! I'm an adult, I love it! I have an appointment for next month. Can't wait!!!
- Dale Gilliam
Very polite and respectful. We were seen quick which is good since my daughter is 21 months. Loved the doctor! & the dental assistant. I recommend this place to all mommas with kiddos. My 9 year old also loves this place and the train that circled throughout each room and into the waiting room and whole entire building. Not to mention to train outside. GREAT PLACE! ❤️
- Tuesday Bono
They made my 1year old and 2 year old feel very welcome and so sweet with my kids! Highly recommended! Can’t remember the assistants name but she helped my daughter and son perfect!! Love it here!! 🖤
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