Eastpark Dental provides dental care for children as young as age two. We strive to make every appointment comfortable and fun while educating kids about the importance of taking care of their teeth.
Why are primary (baby) teeth so important?
Aren’t they going to fall out anyway? We hear that question a lot, but primary teeth, also called “baby teeth,” should be cared for just as adult teeth are.
These teeth are important to your child’s health and development, serving critical functions as your child learns to eat and speak. Baby teeth will fall out, eventually, but in the meantime they are holding the space for the adult teeth to develop and erupt naturally. Even cavities in baby teeth can cause toothaches and lead to an infection. Although we can extract baby teeth, this may lead to complication down the line. Having premature missing teeth can result in the need for braces, speech and/or chewing difficulties.
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride fights cavities by preventing the loss of minerals in tooth enamel. It helps strengthen areas that are weak and discourages acid from breaking down the tooth.
What are sealants?
A sealant is a hardened plastic material applied to the deep grooves and pits on the chewing surface of the back teeth (premolars and molars). Sealants act as barriers to food debris, plaque, and bacteria.