Children's DentistryYou wouldn’t think twice about scheduling a routine physical for your child to make sure that their body is healthy and that they are growing properly. It’s important to also schedule routine dental appointments for your child as well. At The Elmwood Dental Group LLC, we can provide your child with the cleanings, exams, and x-rays that they need to ensure their teeth are growing and developing properly, and that there are no issues present.
West Hartford, CT
Cleanings for your child are important for keeping them healthy and preventing cavities. During your child’s visit, we carefully polish their teeth, removing any tartar buildup and leaving their teeth smooth and shiny. Many times, cleaning your child’s teeth is a much faster process than cleaning an adult’s teeth, with much less buildup to remove. We are also able to apply fluoride treatments during your child’s cleaning. These treatments help to keep the tooth enamel strong, further helping to prevent cavities from developing.
Along with cleanings, we also perform dental exams for your child. These exams are crucial for detecting any potential issues that can affect their teeth or the development of their teeth. We inspect your child’s teeth closely, looking for signs of decay and cavities. If we do find evidence of decay, or other abnormalities, we are then able to develop an appropriate treatment plan. We provide a variety of treatments for kids, including dental fillings, dental bonding, stainless steel crowns, root canals, and more.
The other part of your child’s exam is a review of their oral hygiene habits. For very young children, we have this discussion with you, asking questions about brushing and flossing habits, and providing tips on how to keep the teeth as clean as possible at home. During this part of the exam, you and your child are encouraged to ask any questions that you might have regarding your child’s oral care.
X-rays are an important tool that enables us to help keep your child’s mouth perfectly healthy. The images, which are taken digitally, give us a glimpse of the spaces between your child’s teeth, their tooth roots, and their developing jawbone. We are also able to see and monitor the growth and development of adult teeth. X-rays help us to detect hidden cavities, infections, developmental defects, and potential alignment issues. This allows us to address issues that might otherwise go unnoticed right away to prevent more significant effects.
In our office, your child’s x-rays are done using digital x-ray technology. With digital x-ray technology, the amount of radiation exposure is much less than traditional film x-rays. This makes them much safer for your child, and give us the images of your child’s mouth instantly. This helps to keep the appointment shorter, and your child can also get a glimpse at their teeth and jawbone on an enlarged screen. Not only can this be an interesting experience for your child, but we can also help them to understand the importance of their dental care better.
Routine dental visits are just as important for your child as their routine physicals. To schedule your child’s next appointment, call The Elmwood Dental Group LLC at (860) 331-8748 today.