Getting your children in to see the dentist is an important part of their health. Not only do these visits prevent and detect oral health issues, but positive experiences with the dentist will increase their chances of taking care of their smile on their own in the future. Thankfully, Dr. Sam Osseiran and his friendly team are experienced in treating and caring for children of all ages. Contact us at Just for Your Smile to see how we can make your little ones grin ear-to-ear. We have a comfortable, kid-friendly office to keep them happy and relaxed during their dental visits.
Checkups and cleanings are vital for everyone’s oral health, but they are also important for kids to get them familiar with dentistry. Dr. Osseiran makes sure he provides friendly, fun, and comfortable checkups for children because the experiences they have in the dentist’s chair will influence their oral health in the future. These preventive visits are vital because they detect oral health issues like cavities, decay, and gum disease while they are still small to save your son or daughter from more extensive treatments down the road.
Your back teeth, or molars, are more susceptible to cavities because they are the teeth you use to chew. Additionally, the grooves and crevices make them hard to clean, especially for children. That’s precisely why Dr. Osseiran offers dental sealants. He can apply a thin layer of resin to the chewing surfaces of your children’s teeth to prevent cavities and decay in the first place. This transparent barrier provides extra protection against plaque and food debris, which is paramount because kids simply don’t take care of their teeth like adults do.
Fluoride is a natural occurring mineral that can fight cavities! It strengthens your tooth enamel against decay, which is why fluoride can be found in most tap water. However, children can benefit from professional fluoride treatment to give them the extra protection that they need. Kids tend to eat more sugar as well as not properly brushing and flossing, which is why Dr. Osseiran offers professional fluoride treatment at his practice. By applying fluoride directly to your son or daughter’s teeth, he can give them extra-strength protection that they wouldn’t get from their normal oral healthcare routine.
Many dental injuries occur from sports. Even non-contact sports like basketball and baseball cause a large amount of mouth-related injuries every year. At Just for Your Smile, we can create your little one a custom-made mouthguard to keep their teeth safe during physical activities. These personalized mouthguards not only fit more comfortably onto your children’s smiles, but they also create more secure protection for their teeth.