Early-age dental care can make all the difference for the health of a child’s teeth over the course of their life. By establishing a good relationship with dentistry at a young age, children are more likely to attend regular appointments as they grow and take great care of their teeth at home. If you have a young smile in your household, we would love to welcome them to Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra. Dr. Gashparova and our entire team have experience serving children of all ages, so we’ll be sure to keep your little one comfortable as we protect their teeth and ensure their oral health for years to come. To schedule their next appointment, contact us today.
Routine preventive care is especially important for children because the enamel doesn’t fully harden until age 14, and children aren’t exactly known for their brushing ability, both of which make them particularly vulnerable to cavities. At your child’s regular appointments, we’ll examine their teeth and gums, give them a meticulous cleaning, and make recommendations for how they can improve their oral hygiene at home. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you both might have as well.
A dental sealant is like a shield we place over the teeth to keep them protected from the harmful effect of acids, soda and sugar. Sealants are made of a tooth colored resin material and are painted in a thin layer into the grooves of the molars to stop plaque, bacteria, and food particles from settling in them and causing decay. We typically only use sealants on the back teeth because they are the hardest to brush and the grooves are deep and easily trap plaque and food debris. Sealants only take minutes to place but with good care can last 2-5 years.
Have a future sports star at home? Or, does your child just like to play the occasional pick-up game with their friends? Whatever their age, skill level, or chosen game, every young athlete should wear a mouthguard whenever they hit the field, mat, or court. This will keep their teeth, gums, and lips safe from unexpected impacts. We can provide each budding athlete with a custom-made appliance that is designed to fit their specific teeth, which will not only make it more comfortable than anything you’ll find at the store, but more defensive against trauma as well.
Do you have a child with mental, physical, behavioral, or sensory special needs? If so, then you don’t need us to tell you that dental care can be a challenge. Fortunately, our team has plenty of experience helping all types of children, and we’re happy to make any accommodations necessary to ensure a relaxing and productive visit for your little one. Just give us a call, explain your situation, and we’ll happily take care of the rest.
If a cavity is left untreated for a long time, it can actually cause an infection deep inside a child’s tooth, affecting the sensitive inner nerve called the pulp. This can cause quite a bit of pain, but with pulp therapy, our team can fix the problem, provide complete relief, and save the tooth in the process. For this procedure, Dr. Gashparova simply numbs the affected tooth, cleans the decay and through that hole accesses and removes the injured pulp. A medicated filling is placed inside and the tooth gets sealed with a tooth colored filling.