Since it’s so important for us to help patients relax in our office, The Dental Loft goes the extra mile to make sure our youngest patients enjoy their time with us. Dr. Donnell-Randall and our team tell kids what’s happening, answer their questions, and show them healthy teeth are part of being stronger and more confident as they grow. We also offer family appointment blocks for your convenience!
From wiping baby’s gums with a washcloth from their first day of life to watching them brush and floss on their own, keeping baby teeth sound sets the table for adult teeth that come later. Regular hygiene and professional cleaning appointments at The Dental Loft get your child ready for big-kid teeth when they arrive!
Dental sealants are a thin resin-based coating painted on teeth to protect against cavities. They’ve been a safe, effective treatment for cavity prevention in children for decades—and research has shown that sealing the biting surfaces of six-year molars can reduce cavity development by 60-80%.
A baby root canal, or pulpotomy, is the most common nerve treatment needed in baby teeth. When a cavity in the baby tooth affects the nerve, that part of the nerve is removed to maintain the health of the tooth, supporting gum tissue, and bone. The most lasting restoration following pulpotomy is a crown.
Let’s get technical! There are two different kinds of baby root canals, and the words sound interchangeable: pulpotomy and pulpectomy.
Being aware of the oral-systemic wellness connection and keeping consistent oral hygiene routines are older kids’ best bet for brighter teeth and fresher breath. If they need a little straightening, 16 years or older, and are good candidates, we can also provide them with Six Month Smiles® orthodontics. If you have questions, call Dr. Stefanie Donnell-Randall today!