Dental care is important at all stages of life, but particularly at a young age. At Dentistry on the Ponds, we offer a number of children’s dentistry services to make sure your son or daughter enjoys great oral health from their very first visit. This will help them feel more comfortable in the dental office as they grow up, ensuring a healthier smile for life! Call our dental office today to schedule your next appointment with the trusted children's dentist in Chanhassen, MN.
The molars and premolars are the teeth with the highest risk for decay, especially in kids who haven’t fully mastered how to brush and floss yet. These teeth contain fissures and pits that can trap food particles and bacteria. With dental sealants, our team can greatly reduce the chances of cavity development in the back teeth. It takes mere minutes to painlessly apply a thin plastic resin to the chewing surfaces, which literally seals out harmful debris and provides decay protection for up to 10 years.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
It’s possible for us to detect incredibly small weak points in the tooth enamel that are basically the early stages of a cavity. We may be able to treat these areas with a more conservative method than a tooth-colored filling: silver diamine fluoride. Like regular fluoride, this treatment can strengthen the enamel, but it can also stop the early development of decay in its tracks. Additionally, it can decrease the sensitivity that is often associated with the early stages of a cavity.
Does your child have trouble latching on when breastfeeding? Do they struggle with speech or moving their tongue in general? These signs could mean that the band of tissue that connects the tongue and lips to the floor or roof of the mouth, called the frenulum, is overgrown and restricting movement. This is known as a lip or tongue-tie. With a gentle, conservative, and quick procedure called a frenectomy, we can adjust this tissue and free up your child’s oral movement to give them an easier time eating and speaking.