At our office in West Chester, PA, we know what it takes to provide your child with excellent dental care. Our team sees each guest as an individual, recognizing that every child is unique and has different necessities when it comes to oral health. In our role as pediatric dentists, we honor that and do everything possible to ensure that your child receives just what they need while enjoying their appointment. For the benefit of your child’s dental health, we provide a range of services that can be tailored to suit their individual needs. If you’re seeking great dental care for your child, use our online scheduling tool to book their visit today!
Cleanings & Exams
Cleanings and exams are essential to your child’s oral health. By keeping their teeth professionally cleaned every six months, our team is able to remove the build-up of plaque and tartar, drastically reducing their chances of suffering from decay or gum disease. By performing routine exams, we are able to record any changes occurring in their teeth, therefore alerting you to any problems or treatments needed. If we notice anything needing extra attention in their oral hygiene routine, we will suggest methods to improve these areas and prevent the need for treatment in the future.
Fluoride treatment offers various benefits for your child’s smile. Not only does fluoride strengthen the defensive layer of their teeth, but it can also halt the progression of currently developing cavities. Our team may suggest fluoride treatments in the form of a gel, mouth rinse, or tablet if we notice weakened teeth enamel during your child’s examination.
When your child requires orthodontic treatment, spacers may be used in order to create the space needed for applying molar bands. Spacers make the application of the molar bands much more comfortable, quick, and easy. They are tiny appliances that are wedged on either side of the back teeth and usually worn for no longer than a week. Spacers may fall out on their own before being removed by the dentist; this is perfectly fine if it happens! It simply means that the teeth are ready for the bands to be applied.
Digital x-rays have been one of the greatest advances in dentistry, providing instant imaging and up to 90% less radiation than standard x-ray machines. During your child’s appointment, this state-of-the-art technology will allow us to take a closer look at their teeth’ health and development. Our team uses digital x-rays in order to monitor the development of adult teeth below the gumline, providing us with the opportunity to identify their alignment positions and recognize orthodontic treatment needs. A digital x-ray also allows us to detect weakened enamel and cavities in hard-to-find places such as the back of the mouth or between the teeth.
If your child needs a filling, our practice offers a metal-free option for better comfort and appeal in your child’s restorative treatment. The material used in our metal-free fillings is tooth-colored, allowing the resin to seamlessly blend with the natural tooth structure. These fillings also bond better to teeth, which reduces the probability of the fillings breaking or requiring maintenance. Overall, it is the most popular filling option because it offers better protection for the teeth, is less likely to cause tooth sensitivity than metal fillings, and is the most visually appealing.
While your child is still learning to brush their teeth, they may struggle with cleaning their molars properly. Molars are the back teeth, with a large surface area covered in pits and grooves, making them a perfect place for bacteria to thrive. Dental sealants are an option used to prevent decay from developing on these teeth while your child learns to enhance their oral hygiene routine. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted on the teeth, separating the porous, tooth surface from decay-causing bacteria. Once dried, sealants can last for many years and can be repaired or maintained as needed during routine checkups.
All They Need for a Healthy Smile
At Chester County Dentistry for Children, we provide whatever it takes to give your child the best chance at a healthy future for their smile. We consider each appointment as an opportunity to give more to our guests; we focus on giving more care, education, and service at every visit so we know we are doing everything we can to advance their dental health. With the variety of treatment options and services we offer, parents can rest assured that their child is truly being taken care of at our office. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit for your child, please contact our office in West Chester, PA today! You may also schedule an appointment online for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you soon!