If you have children, it’s vital they visit the dentist at least twice a year. Kids dentistry can identify underlying issues and preserve your child’s smile for years to come. At iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics, experienced pedodontist David Ly, DDS, and the team provide a full suite of kids dentistry services to children and teens. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Corona, California, or request an appointment online today.
Kids dentistry diagnoses and treats medical conditions that affect children’s teeth and gums.
Up to 50% of kids have cavities in their baby teeth. Routine visits to iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics can catch tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions early when they’re easiest to treat. It also presents an opportunity for your child to build a relationship with their dentist.
The team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics offers a wide range of kids dentistry services, including:
An oral exam assesses the health of your child’s teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. During an oral exam, your child’s dentist uses a small handheld mirror to carefully observe each section of their mouth. Your child’s dentist also uses gloved hands to feel unusual bumps or growths.
Oral X-rays use digital sensors and other advanced technologies to capture photos of your child’s tooth roots and jaw. X-rays provide a quick and effective way to diagnose issues invisible to the eye, like deep cavities, pulp damage, and bone loss.
Teeth cleaning involves your child’s dentist using special tools to remove plaque from their teeth and beneath their gums. After removing all of the plaque, your child’s dentist polishes and flosses their teeth.
If your child has weak or damaged tooth enamel, the team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics might recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral known to strengthen tooth enamel. When applied to your child’s teeth, it reduces the risk of cavities.
If your child has one or more cavities, the team might recommend dental sealants. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that a dentist applies to your child’s teeth. Once applied, the sealants prevent harmful bacteria from accessing your tooth enamel, preventing decay.
If your child has crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, the team might recommend children’s orthodontics. Orthodontics uses oral appliances, like metal braces or removable clear aligners, to improve the position of your child’s teeth and jaw.
If you want to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy for years to come, it’s important to schedule a kids dentistry appointment once every six months. Routine checkups at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics can alert you and your child to potential issues when they’re easiest to treat.
To request a kids dentistry appointment for your child, contact the team at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.