A child’s smile has the ability to light up a room. People are always cheered by the smiles of children, and you want to protect your child’s smile during these delicate formative years. Even a child’s primary teeth, which will eventually fall out, need protection and care. That’s why we offer children’s dental care for kids ages three and up at Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario.
Children’s dentistry is more important than you might realize. Dental cavities are the number one chronic childhood health problem! Dental health problems are more common in children than asthma, and you wouldn’t let your child’s asthma go untreated. Even from the earliest stages of development, oral healthcare is vital for making sure your child avoids the dental pitfalls that are so common amongst kids. That’s why we recommend that you bring your child in for regular children’s dentistry visits at our Brampton dental office.
Your child’s first visit should occur around the age of three, although we encourage you to stop by earlier if you notice signs of problems. Once your child’s primary teeth begin to erupt, we’d like to see him or her regularly to make sure everything is developing properly. Part of children’s dentistry care is keeping an eye on the development of the bite. We’ll also gently clean your child’s teeth and introduce him or her to the dental office, reducing the likelihood of later dental anxiety with these early visits.
As time goes on, we’ll begin treating your child’s teeth with fluoride and placing dental sealants for extra cavity protection.
Cavity protection is the number one goal of children’s dentistry. We provide extra protection with two specific treatments: fluoride and dental sealants.
Fluoride treatments are vital for healthy teeth. This mineral strengthens enamel, and it’s used in children’s dentistry because beginning early with fluoride means stronger teeth in the future. Fluoride actually makes tooth enamel more acid-resistant.
Dental sealants are made of plastic and literally “seal out” cavities. Dr. Fava will apply this plastic dental sealant material to the creviced chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth, keeping cavity-causing agents out of the hard to clean nooks and crannies. Dental sealants are typically applied to secondary, or adult, teeth once they erupt as part of your child’s children’s dentistry routine.
We offer some Saturday hours and late weekday hours to make scheduling your child’s dental appointments even easier for you. We know how hectic your family’s schedule can be! Contact us today to make an appointment or find out more. Families from nearby communities, including Mississauga, Georgetown, and Woodbridge, entrust their children’s dental care to Dr. Vince Fava and Torbram Dental. Our office even features a kids’ play area in the waiting room!