From the time of a child’s first tooth, the pediatric dentist can help start patterns of eating and hygiene that can protect against early tooth decay, as well as tooth alignment and gum problems in adulthood.
In addition to regular cleanings, a pediatric dentist can apply sealants to protect young teeth from decay. Although these baby teeth will be eventually lost, unhealthy baby teeth can affect the growth and development of the adult teeth forming underneath, so it is important to identify and treat any decay found on these teeth. The dentist can also help select mouth guards to prevent sports injuries, and provide timely diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic problems. Sunshine Smiles Dental Care welcomes children of all ages and will make their visit more fun!