At Children’s Dentistry of the Palm Beaches, our team enjoys helping children of all ages maintain healthy smiles! We offer several ways to strengthen and protect your child’s smile. From dental check-ups to treatment, we’ve got you covered. If you are in need of pediatric dental care in the Palm Beach Gardens, FL area, schedule your visit online or give our team a call today!
Cleanings & Exams
Cleanings and exams are recommended every six months to keep your child’s smile on the right track. A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup to prevent cavities. Your dentist will perform an exam to check for any signs of dental concerns. Routine exams can help prevent dental problems from worsening and also help your child avoid tooth trouble down the road.
A dental crown is used to cover an existing tooth to protect it from further damage. Dental crowns are custom-made to blend in naturally with surrounding teeth. A dental crown is typically used to cover a tooth that has been injured or is severely decayed. Crowns are also used following root canal treatment.
A dental filling is used to restore a cavity after the decay has been removed. Fillings are tooth-colored and can last for several years. A filling is a quick and painless treatment that can normally be performed during a regular office visit.
Dental sealants protect the back molars from bacteria and decay. Sealants are a clear, thin coating that is used to create a barrier over the back teeth, protecting the deep crevices and hard-to-reach areas. Once applied, dental sealants can last for several years.
Fluoride treatments are performed during regular office visits. A concentrated amount of fluoride is applied directly to the surface of the teeth to strengthen and build the enamel.
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary for reasons such as a crowded smile, severely decayed teeth, or a dental injury. We do everything we can to avoid tooth extractions and preserve natural teeth. When tooth extractions are needed, they are carefully performed by your highly qualified dentist.
A mouthguard can play an important role in protecting your child’s smile during sports. Sports mouthguards are made to stay in place and fit comfortably, and they can prevent serious damage or injury.
X-rays are performed to take a closer look at your child’s smile. Dental x-rays are fast and painless, providing your dentist with valuable information that can help in treatment planning or detecting dental concerns such as cavities.
Root Canals On Baby Teeth (Pulpotomies)
A gentle root canal, also referred to as a pulpotomy, is performed to remove deep decay in baby teeth. A pulpotomy is not as invasive as an adult root canal and can save a natural tooth from extraction or further damage. Following a root canal, a dental crown is typically needed to restore the tooth.
Set your child’s oral health up for success by taking the necessary steps today! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentists, contact our office.