Having your children see the same dentist as you will make scheduling and seeing the dentist more convenient. At Crawford Leishman Dental, we are happy to announce that we offer pediatric dentistry for children 0-18. Pediatric dentistry is a lot like general dentistry, but specially tailors the treatments and procedures to children with baby teeth and then the transition to adult teeth.
We believe it is essential to help children develop a positive relationship with coming to the dentist and having excellent oral hygiene in our office. We understand that most children associate receiving in-office dental care with fear, and we want to help them feel more comfortable. At each pediatric dental appointment, we make a point to show the patients the instruments and tell them exactly what will be happening. Doing this helps them see that it isn’t scary.
Young children aren’t necessarily passionate about keeping their teeth clean. They are more focused on having fun. So, to help them with their oral health, it is essential to make things fun and exciting. We offer many different features and activities to take advantage of in our office.
Pediatric Dentistry Services
For the most part, children need the same type of dental care services that adults need. Below is a list of our pediatric services:
- Routine Cleanings: Although baby teeth eventually fall out, all children need dental cleaning services. Their teeth will be rid of plaque and food particles, polished, and shined in a regular cleaning. To end the cleaning, we will gently floss their teeth and educate them how to best do it at home, on their own.
- Dentist Examination: Only dental professionals, like our dentists, can diagnose decay. After each cleaning, your child’s teeth will receive a thorough exam from the dentist. In this exam, they are looking for areas of current decay, places where decay is starting to develop, and any other oral problems. Dental exams are an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile.
- Dental Sealants: Children generally have difficulty removing all existing bacteria and food when brushing their teeth. The most common area where decay develops is on the chewing surface of their back molars. These teeth, in particular, have deep pits that are hard to clean. Dental sealants are a thin plastic material painted onto the tooth and then hardened, sealing off the holes.
- Fluoride Treatments: We encourage all of our patients to receive a fluoride treatment at the end of each routine cleaning because it can strengthen the enamel. As the children’s adult teeth erupt, fluoride is beneficial in helping the teeth be strong immediately.
Each of our pediatric treatments is designed to help your child’s teeth remain healthy and clean. Ensuring that your children have these treatments regularly will help you limit their dental damage and decay risk.
Not only do we offer state-of-the-art treatments for your children, but we are dedicated to helping them learn about how to take care of their teeth overall and while at home every day. We can walk your child through brushing their teeth thoroughly and even show them the motions that work the best.
We are here to assist you in teaching your children proper oral hygiene and helping you limit their amount of decay.
Call our Vineyard, Utah Dental Office
At Crawford Leishman Dental, each of our Drs. and team members is highly trained and qualified to treat you and your children. We want to help your children learn to love the dentist and take pride in keeping a healthy and cavity-free smile. To learn more about how we can personally help your child, please give us a call.
We look forward to serving you and your family!