Your dental health is important and should not be taken for granted. Proper dental hygiene can help you get healthy teeth and gums. Over time if we neglect proper dental hygiene we may experience tooth decay caused by poor dental hygiene which can cause toothache and the pain can range from mild to severe. (more…)
At SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry, we have created a gentle, caring environment for children, making this pediatric dental office a pleasant place to visit. Our team understands that you would instead prevent a dental problem for your children than treat one. We are committed to your child’s dental health and want to make each child feel safe and relaxed while in our care.
During your kid’s first visit with us, we will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums). After that, there may be a need for us to clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. There are several forms of tooth decay that can affect babies and small children. As a team of experienced pediatric dental care providers, we offer various dental treatments to prevent tooth decay in children to save or repair teeth when necessary.
Our Pediatric Dental Treatments
Fluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth, making it harder and more resistant to decay. It takes just a few minutes. Depending on your child’s oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, your child may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. Our pediatric dentist may also prescribe at-home fluoride products such as mouthwash, gels, or antibacterial rinses.
Dental sealants are thin, clear, plastic coatings that act as a shield against food particles and bacteria. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. Immature tooth enamel is more permeable and, therefore, less resistant to tooth decay. Dental sealants are easy to apply and provide years of protection. Sealants last from three to five years.
Root Canal Treatment
Baby teeth are essential guides to the permanent teeth that are already forming beneath your child’s gums. Therefore, saving them from premature loss can help prevent malocclusion. A root canal is an endodontic treatment that completely removes the soft tissue inside of your tooth. By treating infection, a root canal can prevent the onset of other issues.
Dental bonding provides a quick, non-invasive treatment for some of the most common dental issues children deal with. These lifelike resins made of plastic and glass can be used on baby teeth and permanent teeth and last until the youngster has completed facial growth. It is a great option for kids if they crack or chip the surface of their teeth or if they have small amounts of decay.
When kids reach the age of 7, most malocclusions have become evident. During this time, interceptive orthodontic treatment can be the best solution to direct proper tooth positioning and/or jaw growth, eliminating or simplifying the need for later treatment.
In connection with this, we understand that some young children may not tolerate routine dental procedures, especially kids who are too anxious or have special needs. Therefore, we offer treatment under general anesthesia or hospital dentistry if needed.
At Superkids Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, We Provide Quality Pediatric Dental Care You Can Trust!
Here at Superkids Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we understand that accidents can happen. A baby tooth can be knocked out, a tooth can be chipped, or your child could be experiencing significant dental pain or swelling from an infection. Your family will receive the highest level of pediatric dental care in a fun, child-friendly environment.
Contact us at SuperKids to make an appointment at one of our locations!
5204 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311 Phone: 703-931-4400
46175 Westlake Drive Suite 430, Sterling, VA 20165 Phone: 703-774-0014
10220 River Road, Suite 305, Potomac, MD 20854 Phone: 301-299-4400
15020 Shady Grove Road, Suite 360, Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: 301-762-2236