Pediatric Dentistry (Children’s Dentistry ) Lexington, SC
Dentist in Lexington, SC
With regular check-ups and cleanings, we can ensure healthy and happy smiles. The American Dental Association recommends all patients to schedule routine six-month check-up exams. At your visit, we will screen your child’s mouth for tooth decay and gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are essential for a healthy mouth.
Without proper dental care, children are susceptible to oral decay. Healthy smiles should not stop at our dental office. Our team will educate you and your child how to make good food choices and how to properly brush and floss at home.
Here are some of the pediatric dentistry services we offer to maintain your child’s oral health.
All children need to have appointments for preventative care, including fluoride treatment, cleaning, dental exams, and, if required, x-rays. Our pediatric dentists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advise doing this two times per year. Some children may need to come in every three months if they are at a greater risk of cavities.
During these visits, our dentist can monitor any alterations in the oral health and diet of your child. If any treatment is needed, we will be able to make some recommendations.
Our aim is to provide individualized support and guidance to make sure that your child maintains exceptional oral health for many years to come. It is important for parents to play an active role in the oral health of their children, and we can help you do this.
We use sealants to help stop decay if needed. Sealants protect the pitted and deep grooved surfaces of the teeth. Back molars are especially difficult to brush and the sealants really help protect against cavities.
There is extensive research that has shown that sealants offer effective protection against cavities. It is important to ensure that good oral hygiene is still practiced to ensure good oral health.
When your child has dental cleaning for the first time, our pediatric dentists will place topical fluoride on their teeth after the exam. The purpose of this is to strengthen parts of the enamel that are weakened.
Fluoride also remineralizes areas that are at the start of the process of forming a cavity. We can reduce your child’s risk of cavities by more than 30 percent when this treatment is provided two times throughout the year.
Digital x-rays are imperative diagnostic tools that help our pediatric dentists maintain your child’s dental health. X-rays help our dentists discover underlining issues including unerupted or missing teeth, bone disease, tumors, cysts, infection, and decay between teeth. Without digital x-rays, these oral health issues may not be visible.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have x-rays every six months so that cavities can be detected that are not visible to the naked eye. However, your child’s risk of cavities will play a crucial role in determining how regularly x-rays are needed.
With digital x-rays, the quantity of radiation that is used is very low. We make great efforts to ensure that your child’s radiation exposure is minimized as much as possible.
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If you have any queries about the services that we provide, feel free to contact us. You can also schedule an appointment over the phone or schedule online. We are more than happy to assist you in any way we can.