Pediatric dentistry helps children maintain healthy smiles as teeth develop. There are many ways our team can help your child maintain a healthy smile and strengthen their teeth! At routine dental check-ups, we can recommend simple yet effective treatments for keeping your child’s smile on the right track. If you are in need of a pediatric dentist in Tuscaloosa, AL, look no further than Children & Teen Dental!
Cleanings & Exams
At each routine dental check-up, our team will perform both a cleaning and exam. A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar build-up that brushing alone doesn’t address. This can help your child avoid cavities and dental decay. An exam is performed to check for signs of infection, decay or other dental concerns. Any concerns that are found can be addressed right away, helping your child preserve and maintain their healthy smile!
A fluoride treatment can be given during a regular visit and is used to strengthen the teeth. There are different types of fluoride treatments and your child’s dentist can recommend the best type of treatment depending on your child’s specific needs.
When a child’s baby tooth falls out before the permanent tooth is erupting, surrounding teeth may begin to shift out of place. This can be prevented with spacers. Spacers help hold the gap open until the permanent tooth is ready to take its place.
Digital x-rays give our team valuable information concerning your child’s smile. Taking a deeper look at your child’s teeth can reveal signs of decay or other concern. Digital x-rays are fast and painless. Digital x-rays can be sent directly to specialists whenever needed and can also be stored for future reference.
If your child has a cavity, they will need a filling to restore the function and appearance of the tooth. Our metal-free fillings are tooth-colored and blend in naturally with an existing smile. Metal-free fillings can last for several years and are very durable, helping your child smile with confidence and avoid unnecessary pain.
Dental sealants can be applied around the age of seven and are used to coat the back teeth. These sealants provide a layer of protection around each back molar. Cavities and decay can be avoided in deep crevices and areas that are hard to reach. Once applied, dental sealants can last for several years!
Dentistry Designed for You
At Children & Teen Dental, every guest is welcome with open arms! No matter your child’s dental needs, we will go above and beyond to ensure that your child has the best possible experience. We want every child who enters our office to feel right at home. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, we look forward to providing the best overall care and doing everything we can to help your child truly enjoy their visit!