Children’s Dentistry – Hoover, AL
Meeting the Needs of Your
Youngest Family Members
Children require a particular standard of care for a number of reasons. Not only is it incredibly important to protect their developing smiles, but it’s also essential to create an environment that makes them feel comfortable, regardless of why they need to visit. Dr. Moulton and his team will always give your child the attention they deserve, whether they need a routine cleaning or dental filling placed. Call our office today to get them scheduled!
Why Choose Moulton Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?
- Treatments Personalized to Every Patient Regardless of Age
- Warm and Welcoming Office Environment, Dentist and Team
- Runs on Time and Accommodates Your Busy Schedule
Dental Checkups & Cleanings for Kids
Teeth are susceptible to decay as soon as they erupt, which is exactly why we recommend that you bring in your child by their second birthday. During their initial checkup, we’ll briefly examine their mouth, then provide helpful advice on how you can help them maintain good oral health in the future. Once more teeth erupt, we’ll begin performing gentle, yet detailed cleanings of their mouth.
If your child is struggling with cavities, their oral care routine may not be the only cause. While teaching your children brushing and flossing matters, food debris can easily get caught in teeth with deep pits and fissures, which includes molars and premolars. By applying a thin, composite resin to the chewing surfaces of these teeth and curing the material, you can provide your child added protection as they get used to their oral care routine. Dental sealants are an effective way to reduce the risk of plaque development and provide about ten years of protection.
Part of keeping your children’s teeth strong is making sure they are getting enough fluoride, whether it’s in their diet or in the oral care products you provide them. Fluoride is an essential mineral for protecting and strengthening existing tooth enamel. After their cleaning, we’ll gently apply a fluoride varnish to their smile, which only takes a few minutes to complete. It’s one of the most effective treatments available for preventing future tooth decay and ensuring that the remineralization process can occur.
In the event that your child develops a cavity, we want to do everything possible to prevent the tooth from worsening in condition or falling out too early. With composite resin, which is a material made of both glass and plastic, we can restore their tooth to its natural luster. Not only does this keep their tooth intact, but it does not require the use of any metal material whatsoever. With proper oral care, there’s no reason their filling shouldn’t last ten years without issue.