We believe children deserve the best dental care possible. At Modern Dentistry in San Diego, we pay great attention to the dental health of children for several reasons. Children aren’t as keen on dental hygiene as adults. This is understandable because they don’t always understand the consequences. They also prefer sweets.
At Modern Dentistry, we have the tools and expertise to manage your child’s dental health. We’re one of the main providers of children’s dentistry in San Diego. We perform procedures like dental sealants, fluoride treatments, regular check-ups, and cleanings. Upon examining your child, we’ll let you know how often they need to come in for regular check-ups.
Dental sealants are used to seal tiny grooves that are naturally present in hind teeth. These grooves are found in all people. They’re not a sign of disease. Why do we want to seal them using composite resin? We want to seal them because bacteria can take advantage of them and use them to hide and replicate. By eliminating these grooves, bacteria will have almost nowhere to hide. Sealing these grooves has no consequences on your child’s dental and overall health.
Fluoride treatments are procedures where we expose your child’s teeth to high concentrations of fluoride. This helps strengthen your child’s teeth and can stop decay from getting worse. These procedures shouldn’t be done at home. The dose is calculated based on weight and age. Exposing adult or child teeth to too much fluoride can damage them.
We also see other dental conditions regularly. Children can get toothaches and cavities, just like adults. Managing these isn’t usually difficult. We can also provide advice on your child getting adult teeth and tell you what to expect. All of your family’s dental needs can be met here at Modern Dentistry.
Try to keep up with your child’s regular visits. These visits help us detect dental problems at an early stage. We can also use these visits to clean your child’s teeth and provide some of the procedures mentioned earlier.