Building a Better Future
Dr. Leach makes it a priority to help your child overcome any natural dental anxieties before
starting any kind of treatment. You can rest assured your children will benefit from the latest
innovations in children’s dentistry – techniques intended to lessen their time in the chair,
utilized with caring, thoughtfulness, and empathy. In our practice, we strive to encourage correct
dental care habits and look forward to coaching your children how to keep their teeth strong for
a lifetime. Bring them in for their first dental appointment with us when they’re two years old.
You’ll immediately see why our many happy parents say our office is a great place their children
love to visit. Whether you have a shy four-year-old or a rambunctious six-year-old, we are here
to help you.
Protecting Vulnerable Teeth
Children are more likely to develop cavities than adults. They generally brush their teeth in a
hurry, missing spots, and they tend to eat frequently during the day. Acid is manufactured in the
mouth when eating or when teeth aren’t completely clean. Consequently, acid and bacteria are always
present and plaque tends to accumulate more quickly. This will speed up cavity development.
We urge parents to oversee their children’s daily dental routine until they can clean their teeth
better by themselves. We describe how to make improved nutritional choices to help maintain their
teeth and offer the application of a fluoride varnish to mineralize their teeth and significantly
reduce their risks for developing a cavity.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
No matter how old we are, doing a great job of brushing our teeth isn’t always easy. Even with
meticulous brushing, we often fail to reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This allows bacteria,
acid, and plaque to linger, which will increase the risk of decay. And once the tooth has decay, it
is impaired forever and will require a filling or a crown.
What if were possible to prevent all this from occurring? You’d take advantage in a heartbeat, right?
Well, the application of dental sealants does the job nicely.
Here’s the process:
- The tooth (or teeth) is cleansed and sterilized.
- A light plastic coating, available in a white or clear color, is brushed on.
- A curing light is directed at the sealant to solidify it into place.
- Within minutes, without shots, drills, or the elimination of any tooth structure the procedure is finished.
Applying dental sealants is one of the top preventive measures available for both children and adolescents
that can protect their natural teeth! And it’s completely harmless!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (423) 586-3432 to schedule a visit for everyone.