Pediatric dentists provide dental services especially to children. They would have to go through a few extra years of specialization after completing dental school. Catering to infants, children, and young teens requires a more compassionate and friendly approach. We emphasize this at Bradley C. Jones, DDS Family Dentistry to make sure we provide the best quality dental care to young patients.
Here are some of the pediatric dental services we offer at our dental practice:
Oral cleaning is crucial in maintaining optimum oral health for all individuals. It is especially important in the case of children as they tend to consume more sweets, which could increase the risk of developing cavities. We perform oral cleaning using ultrasonic scaling, a minimally invasive and pain-free process of removing the tartar deposits from the teeth and tooth roots. Oral cleaning reduces the chances of developing cavities and gum disease.
Dental sealants are made from tooth-colored acrylic. They are used to cover the grooves present on the surface of the molars and premolars, a procedure that significantly reduces the chances of developing cavities. Once the grooves are sealed off completely, the microbes and food residues are kept from getting deposited in them, thus eliminating the chances of tooth decay from such deposits.
We offer orthodontic solutions that address malocclusion. Malocclusion can affect individuals of all ages. It is characterized by the misalignment of the teeth, which impacts both oral aesthetics and functionality. Our solutions range from conventional dental braces to more aesthetically pleasing options such as clear braces or Invisalign.
Fluoride is a mineral present in our teeth that improves their resistance to cavities. It also strengthens the teeth, just like calcium. The ideal amount of fluoride is provided to the body through drinking water and the toothpaste we use. In instances where an adequate amount isn’t provided to the body, we may have to artificially replenish this amount through fluoride treatment.
Routine consultations are crucial in preventing unforeseen oral conditions. During such consultations, we will thoroughly diagnose the mouth as a whole and screen for various concerns such as cavities, gum disease, malocclusion, growth of the teeth, falling off of baby teeth, oral appliances, etc.
Cavities are quite prominent in children owing to their dietary habits. They tend to consume more sugary foods, such as chocolates, pastries, gummy bears, etc., which would leave a sugary residue on the teeth. This residue acts as food for the microbes, thereby promoting their number. We prevent cavities by suggesting the best oral care routine and removing tartar deposits from the teeth. Also, we will remove the decay from cavities and fill them using tooth-colored filling material.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at Bradley C. Jones, DDS Family Dentistry at Napa, CA to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (707) 224-6006 or reach out through online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.