The dental needs of children vary significantly from those of adults. A children's specialist will be particularly familiar with your kid's oral health needs. They are uniquely equipped to address your child's oral concerns with specialized training and expertise. At Pollary Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, we offer child-friendly services that give them a stress-free and calm dental experience.
Importance of Children's Dentistry
Our dentist, Dr. Kenneth Pollary, recommends bringing your child to our office starting around the age of two. Studies have shown that poor oral health in young children can lead to speech issues, learning difficulties, and an inability to socialize positively with other children. Once your child becomes an adolescent and begins developing appearance and self-image issues, children's dental services will start to focus on their cosmetic dental needs as well. Early dental care will ensure that your child develops healthy adult teeth and prevent more invasive procedures in the future
Meeting the Unique Dental Needs of Children
The development of a child's smile follows a specific timeline, but sometimes their expected growth may deviate. As your child's dentist, we are highly knowledgeable about the required benchmarks. If we detect any problems, we will address them with timely intervention as soon as possible.
For instance, misalignment of the teeth or jaws can be spotted early, as soon as your child's first permanent teeth begin to emerge, around age five or six. As children's dentists, we will diagnose these problems and recommend treatment to avoid more extensive treatments later.
Children also are at an increased risk of developing tooth decay, and hence preventing cavities becomes a priority. We take a combined approach that includes home and professional care and nutritional guidance to achieve that goal.
Common Children's Dental Care Services
We perform teeth cleanings to remove the plaque and tartar accumulations. This will ensure your child's teeth are free of decay until the next appointment.
If your child has developed a cavity, we will meticulously remove the diseased part of the tooth and repair it with a filling. Tooth-colored or metal fillings can be used as per your requirements.
Fluoride helps to fight cavities. A layer of fluoride is applied to the enamel structures. They safeguard the teeth from decay.
Dental sealants are transparent protective layers of plastic material that prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped in the crevices on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
Mouthguards protect your child's mouth, especially when participating in sporting events. It will reduce the risk of tooth fractures, coming loose, or being knocked out should the child incur a trauma to the face.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child's dental needs, visit our office, Pollary Family Dentistry, at 3204 N Academy Blvd # 210, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. You can also reach Dentist in Colorado Springs CO at 719-591-0750.