Sealants And Fluoride Treatment
A dental sealant is a thin film coating that is applied to the pits and grooves of the molars. This sealant forms a physical barrier that seals out the bacteria and food that may cause tooth decay. Once properly applied, it is effective in preventing tooth decay. Sealants are an inexpensive but effective way to help maintain dental health. The protection that it provides may last for many years if cared for properly.
Most dentists recommend sealants for children with new permanent teeth and to prevent future dental decays on those teeth. The procedure may take less than an hour for the entire back teeth but only a few minutes for one to two teeth. For smaller children, it may require a few sessions to complete sealing out the entire portion of the back teeth since they are often unable to sit still for a long period of time.
Fluoride therapy helps strengthen the teeth by giving it the minerals that it needs. This is particularly helpful in cases where the tooth has already weakened areas so that fluoride minerals bonds to the enamel and makes it much stronger. It also disrupts the production of acid in the mouth thereby inhibiting the process that results in tooth decay.
Dental Braces And Orthodontics
These day’s dental braces and orthodontics are affordable, simple and convenient. When it comes to your children, it is best to correctly align their teeth while they are young to provide an ideal jaw function and a beautiful and healthy smile. It is also much easier to clean your teeth and more protected against certain gum diseases if you have properly aligned teeth.
Here at the Sierra Springs Dental, we have quality treatment plans that will fit your children’s individual needs.
For some teenagers, getting dental braces is similar to a rite of passage. But regardless of the age, dental braces are usually the best treatment to straighten a crooked or misaligned bite. It doesn’t only provide a beautiful smile with straight teeth and good bite, but it can also prevent long-term tooth damage by making dental cleanings much easier. After all, crooked or crowded teeth are hard to clean, which can often cause tooth decay, gum disease and if still left untreated it can cause tooth loss.
Sierra Springs Dental is proud to offer you a wide range of dental options and this includes an experienced orthodontist that is right for you. Our dental team are experienced and dedicated to ongoing education and training to consistently provide quality dental care.
Book for an appointment today to get to know our doctors and our services. We encourage you to schedule a consultative appointment so that we can help you with your children’s dental goals.
Have you ever heard the quote “Prevention is better than cure”? If you had, then you will know that this statement actually makes a lot of sense, especially when it comes to your dental health. When you provide your teeth routine care such as regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, you will increase your chances of having a healthy and beautiful smile for a long time.
At the Sierra Springs Dental, our aim is to provide the most comfortable and relaxing experience for all our patients, especially the younger ones. Under the direction of Dr. Brian West and the rest of the dental team, we have created the best environment for our patients.
In the preventive care, we assess the health of your teeth and gums and provide advice on improving and maintaining your dental status through better daily regimens. We will also make sure that your teeth are polished and scaled, leaving your children’s teeth fresh and clean. Our team of hygienists is ready to assist you on the road to a cleaner and healthier mouth.
Kid's Dental Emergencies
If you are experiencing dental pain, call us today and we will accommodate you today. Here at the Sierra Springs Dental, we are empathetic to kid’s dental emergencies. We understand that any dental emergencies can be serious, which means that this should not be ignored. The risk of permanent damage and extensive and expensive treatment increases if the problem is not addressed immediately. When it comes to kid’s dental emergencies, protected the dental health is important. We can help you in case of a dental emergency.
Here are some dental emergencies to serve as a guide:
- Abscessed tooth/teeth
- Chipped, cracked or broken tooth/teeth
- Partially dislodged tooth/teeth
- Lost crown or filling
- Objects stuck between the teeth
- Soft tissue injury which includes any of the following cheeks, gums, lips, and tongue.
At the Sierra Springs Dental, we schedule our day to accommodate any dental emergencies. So just call us and we will cater you to help address your dental problem. In case we may not be able to work on your dental emergency right away, such is in case you have an infected tooth that needs to be cleared before we can work on them. We can at least prescribe the necessary medications to treat the infection and relieve your pain and set up an appointment for your corrective treatment.
It is our goal to make sure you are out of pain. No matter what you feel the root of the dental pain is, just call us and we will help you.
Taking care of your teeth is important for a bright and healthy smile. You can do this by preventing the occurrence of dental cavities through proper dental hygiene such as regular brushing, flossing and also regular dental check-ups. We also offer dental services such as dental cleaning, sealants, fillings and more to treat any dental cavities.
But what are dental cavities? Dental cavities are also known as dental caries or tooth decays are basically holes in your teeth that are a result of constant acid attack which strips the teeth of essential minerals and cause tooth breakdown.
To protect your teeth from dental cavities, we also offer fluoride therapy to help strengthen the tooth. We also have dental sealants that will help protect your children’s teeth to any acid and bacterial attacks that may cause dental cavities.
Get in touch with us today and find out how we can protect your child’s teeth from dental cavities.
Here at Sierra Springs Dental, we understand the need to protect your teeth. Aside from proper dental care, we also believe that in certain situations you need to provide physical protection to your teeth such as mouthguards.
Mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth from damage or excessive wear. Most often mouthguards are used by athletes during sporting events or contact sports, but can also provide beneficial effects for those with braces or dental bridges.
Mouthguards are usually designed to cover the upper teeth and it helps protect the soft tissues of your mouth such as your cheeks, lips, and tongue. It is also available in three types such as custom-fitted, pre-made and boil-bite.
At Sierra Springs Dental, we offer various mouthguard options that will suit your lifestyle and also your budget. Call us today if you are interested in having one specially fitted for you!
The baby teeth are not just for chewing, but they are also responsible for guiding the permanent teeth to its proper placement once they erupt. If your child loses their baby tooth too early, then the permanent tooth may lose its guide. This will cause drifting and erupt on wrong positions in the mouth. This can also cause misalignment and crooked teeth. The neighboring teeth can move into the vacant space in the teeth, which leaves insufficient space for the permanent tooth.
But luckily, there’s a dental option to help your child with this issue. Space maintainers can be used to make sure that space remains open until the permanent tooth erupts from the gums.
There are two kinds of space maintainers can be made of stainless steel or plastic. It may be removable or fixed onto the either side of the teeth in your child’s mouth. This is quite similar to a retainer, where a removal space maintainer uses artificial teeth to fill into the space and make sure that it remains open. It is recommended for older children who can follow instructions in caring for the device.
There’s also the band-and-loop space maintainer that is made from stainless steel wire and fixed by a crown on the tooth next to the vacant space. This is recommended for younger children who may find it hard to maintain the removable device.
At Sierra Springs Dental, we offer space maintainer installation service. Our dentists will make sure that the space maintainer is properly placed in your children’s mouth.
Feel free to call us for further clarification on the process and the purpose and benefits of space maintainers.