Specialized Pediatric Dental Care For Children In The Boone & Wilkesboro Area
At Adult & Child Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry we strongly believe that it is important to make sure your child sees the dentist starting at a young age. Our board certified pediatric dentists Drs. Mayhew and Conn have years of experience in children’s dental care, and showing children that there is no need to be scared of the dentist! Dr. Conn is also certified in nitrous and conscious sedation for patients who need more extensive dental work or have higher levels of anxiety.
Protect Teeth From Cavities with Dental Sealants
By having your child visit the dentist early and regularly, you will be helping set them on a path toward a life time of good oral health. As permanent teeth begin to erupt, it is important to discuss dental sealants with your child’s dentist. These sealants are a clear material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where decay most often occurs. Sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth from bacteria and acid that attacks the enamel. Children with sealants have a lower risk of developing cavities and tooth decay than children with out sealants.
Importance of Fluoride
Fluoride is one of the most effective agents for preventing tooth decay in children, so it is important to ask one of our pediatric dentists if your child is receiving the proper amount of fluoride. Kids who are getting enough fluoride on average have 50% fewer cavities than children who do not. Drinking fluoridated water is one way that you can ensure your child does receive fluoride’s dental protection. Our dentists can provide supplements and suggest fluoride treatments if you live in a community that does not have optimally fluoridated drinking water.
Protect Active Children’s Teeth From Injury With A Custom Mouth Guard
Kids will be kids! Some active children require proper mouth protection to prevent injuries to the face, tongue and lips that could include broken or knocked out teeth or even jaw fractures. Our pediatric dentists are here to provide you with information and advice on how you can ensure your active child’s mouth is taken care of. Whether they are playing a contact sport like football or just having fun riding a bike we can create a proper mouth guard for them. In the event that an accident does occur, please come see us as soon as possible.
Our Pediatric Dentists Are Here For You
If you have questions about your child’s dental health or are in need of a pediatric dentist, contact us at our Boone, NC office today. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment for you and your child to come in and meet with one of our talented dentists.