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We Love Treating Children
Dr. Patel strives to ensure that all children feel at ease and enjoy their visits, so you can feel comfortable bringing the entire family! When you visit our dentist office, you can rest assured knowing that your child will get the latest advances in children’s dentistry, delivered with care and compassion. We encourage proper dental care in children and we love teaching them how to maintain their healthy teeth for a lifetime. Our team at Mosaic Dental look enjoy meeting children for their first dental visit and watching them develop each year.
We strive to make sure that future generations of children grow up actually enjoying the dental office, and according to our many happy parents and their children, we are doing just that! Mosaic Dental is a relaxed and cheerful place that children love to visit. Whether you have an active five-year-old or a frightened three-year-old, we are here to assist.
Selecting a Child’s Dentist is Like Picking a Pediatrician
Instilling good dental habits early on in an environment that’s relaxing and fun is essential to begin a lifetime of good oral health. Children’s teeth can be vulnerable to cavities at a young age, therefore we take every precaution to help provide your child with healthy, beautiful teeth.
Children can’t often brush well on their own. For this reason, it is important for parents to be actively involved in their child’s daily brushing. This ensures both a thorough cleaning and the continued development of good dental habits. Younger kids tend to eat frequently during the day, which is called grazing. This results in prolonged exposure to acid, because every time you eat you make acid, which may result in more cavities.
Teeth that are not as clean as they should be will be exposed to additional acid. This often accelerates the development of cavities. Identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with a fluoride varnish application to the mineralizing teeth, can reduce the chance of your child getting a cavity.
Prevent Child Tooth Decay Using Dental Sealants
Brushing your teeth is extremely important, but even persistent brushing may not reach the deeper grooves in the back teeth. This can cause the development of bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which eventually leads to decay. Once there is decay, the tooth is damaged and will require a filling or crown.
That being said, there is a way to help prevent all of this from happening with the use of dental sealants. Here’s how it works:
- The teeth are cleaned and sterilized.
- A thin coating of sealant is applied. This is usually white or clear.
- A special curing light is applied to bond the sealant in place.
The entire process takes just a few minutes. There are no shots, no drills, and no removal of tooth structure. The application of dental sealants is one of the best preventive things both children and adolescents can do to protect their teeth!