At Cornerstone Dental, we just love having children around the dental office. Nothing makes us happier than taking care of a child and showing them that dental care is nothing to be afraid of. Thanks to our team’s expertise, we can give every child’s smile a strong start so they can enjoy complete confidence and optimal oral health well into adulthood. Whether your child is a toddler, a teenager, or somewhere in between, they are always welcome through our doors!
Routine preventive care is absolutely essential for children at any age, as they allow our team to catch and treat minor issues before they can turn into major headaches. Regular cleanings will also help your child avoid developing annoying cavities and gum disease in the first place. We will completely personalize your child’s experience based on their age and personality so they are guaranteed to have a relaxing trip to the dentist every time.
The chewing surfaces of the back teeth are usually the first place where children develop cavities. This is largely due to their location as well as their deeply grooved surfaces that can be difficult to clean, particularly for children who are still learning to brush. Dental sealants help us protect these vulnerable areas by applying a thin layer of composite resin over them. This literally blocks harmful plaque and bacteria from settling on the enamel and causing damage.
If you walk down the oral healthcare aisle at your local store, the overwhelming majority of products on the shelves will contain fluoride. This is because this mineral has been shown to not only strengthen enamel upon contact, but even repair it as well. To give your child an extra bit of cavity protection, we can briefly coat their teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride varnish. This will dramatically lower their risk for cavities between appointments.
While our main focus is on preventing cavities, should your child ever develop one, we have the perfect way to fix it. In just one appointment, we can remove any damaged enamel and replace it with a composite resin that has been custom-shaded to match the rest of their tooth. This will make the filling practically invisible within the mouth, ensuring your child will be able to smile without worrying about people seeing their dental work.
Did you know that about 40% of ALL sports injuries are dental-related? That’s a lot of broken and knocked out teeth! Thankfully, you can prevent your child from becoming a part of this alarming statistic simply by having them wear a mouthguard whenever they play. We can provide them with a custom-made guard that will fit more comfortably and offer much better protection compared to anything you’ll find at your local sporting goods store.