As your child starts attending school, participating in activities, and making friends outside of the home, their attention can drift from good brushing and flossing habits. Thankfully, Dr. Sam and the Bright Pediatric Smiles team is here to help! We really enjoy working closely with school-aged children by providing fun oral hygiene tips, keeping track of their growing smile during routine dental checkups, and assisting them with the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth seamlessly. If it’s been more than six months since their last dental appointment, contact our Poway, CA dental office today.
DENTAL CHECKUPS & TEETH CLEANINGS
AT-HOME HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Despite our best efforts, most children will experience at least one pesky cavity at some point. This doesn’t have to be an upsetting event, though! Dr. Sam provides tooth-colored fillings as an easy and stress-free restorative measure for repairing spots of damage. Unlike traditional metals, the composite resin our team uses is highly flexible, biocompatible, and so lifelike that your son or daughter won’t even notice it once it’s safely sculpted into place.
- When a tooth is badly decayed and can’t be treated with a filling or other restorative procedure.
- When one or more teeth have suffered a serious injury and can’t be preserved.
- When a “baby” tooth is overstaying its welcome and needs to be removed to not impede the eruption of the adult tooth.
- When a child is in need of orthodontic treatment but additional room must be created inside the mouth.
Sedation dentistry is available upon request to help young patients feel calmer and more comfortable in the treatment chair during their extraction procedure.