If you want to keep your children’s teeth and gums healthy, it’s important to schedule routine pediatric dentistry appointments. Regular checkups can alert you to potentially serious oral health problems when they respond best to treatment. At Chauvin Family Dentistry, with locations in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, New York, the team offers a comprehensive suite of pediatric dentistry services, including oral exams, dental sealants, teeth cleanings, and more. To schedule an appointment for your child, book online, or call the nearest office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.
Pediatric dentistry diagnoses, treats, and prevents oral health problems in children and teens.
Pediatric dentists, like the team at Chauvin Family Dentistry, receive four years of professional training in dental school followed by two years of residency training in pediatrics.
This extensive knowledge and expertise ensures each child who visits the practice receives the best possible oral health care.
The team at Chauvin Family Dentistry offers a variety of pediatric dentistry services, including:
An oral exam is a preventive screening used to check in on your child’s oral health. During an exam, the team at Chauvin Family Dentistry uses a handheld mirror to assess the health of your child’s teeth and gums. If they notice any abnormalities, additional testing, like oral X-rays or a biopsy are ordered.
During a teeth cleaning, the team carefully removes plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth and around their gum line. They then polish your child’s teeth, floss, and apply a fluoride treatment if prescribed. Regular teeth cleanings significantly lower your child’s risk of cavities and gum disease.
Oral X-rays use small, safe amounts of radiation to take detailed photographs of your child’s tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone. X-rays can pinpoint cavities, impacted teeth, and other potentially serious problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Dental sealants are clear, plastic coatings that the team applies to your child’s molars or premolars. Sealants prevent harmful bacteria and food particles from building up in the grooves of your child’s teeth. They’re an easy and effective way to prevent tooth decay or extractions in the future.
If your child has crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, they might benefit from orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics uses special appliances like metal braces or Invisalign® aligners to gradually straighten and align the teeth. This improves the physical appearance of your child’s smile while also improving their oral hygiene.
Gum disease causes your child’s gums to pull away from their teeth, causing pockets. Without prompt intervention, gum disease increases the risk of loose teeth, bone decay, and bad breath. Fortunately, when caught early on, it’s possible to both treat and reverse.
The team at Chauvin Family Dentistry recommends scheduling a pediatric dentistry appointment every six months. Regular checkups are one of the easiest ways to catch problems like cavities and gum disease early on, before they present symptoms.
In addition, these appointments present an opportunity for your child to build a relationship with their dentist, ask questions, and learn about their oral health.
To schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child, contact the team at Chauvin Family Dentistry. Book a consultation online, or call the nearest office to speak with a caring administrative staff member today.