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It is important to preserve the integrity of the primary or baby teeth not only for chewing but to maintain spacing for the permanent teeth to erupt in the most favorable position possible. Preventive procedures such as oral hygiene instructions, systemic fluoride intake, cleanings, and topical fluoride applications minimize the possibility of decay in the primary teeth which could cause discomfort or abscess formations that may affect the developing permanent teeth. If decay is diagnosed then routine restorative procedures should be performed to restore these teeth to health.
It is very important that these routine procedures be provided in such a manner that the child develops a sense of trust in the providers so that he or she is confident that they can return for future treatment without any anxiety. This attitude promotes a feeling of self-confidence that facilitates a return for routine care and, therefore, achieves our ultimate goal of the child becoming an orally healthy adult.
In addition to the routine of the children oral health, it is very important to monitor the evolution of the child’s face and its profile. Early childhood factors such as genetics, thumb habits, mouth breathing, or hygiene may affect the formation of the developing face. Research has proven that the sooner a problem is diagnosed and treated to a normal position the better the possibility of the patient demonstrating a normal path of facial growth. This type of facial growth will result in the best possibility of the patient presenting an attractive smile and pleasant facial profile.
It is the integration of child psychology, dental technical experience, and knowledge of growth and development which assures your child the very best in dental and orthodontic care.
Routine prophylaxis (cleaning), fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene instructions.
Treating existing cavities and restoring the teeth with the appropriate dental materials for maximum comfort and function.
Procedures that improve the appearance of the patient’s smile; these may include bleaching, plastic bonding, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, or porcelain fused to metal crowns.
Monitoring the facial growth of the infant and young child to assure the appropriate relationship between the upper and lower jaws; monitoring the eruption of the permanent teeth as they replace the baby teeth and intervening when necessary to allow the adult teeth to align properly.
Aligning the teeth within the upper and lower jaws to maximize mastication (chewing) and appearance.
Monitoring the growth of the upper and lower jaws to ensure that their bony development results in the best facial profile possible.
This system is an alternative to conventional braces for certain orthodontic cases. Initially this technique was only applicable to the adult dentition but now this approach is available FOR TEENAGERS! Invisalign is a series of clear removable trays that you change about every two weeks and watch your teeth move toward the smile you have always wanted. For further information please visit www.invisalign.com.
Myofuntional Therapy is a treatment discipline, which retrains the muscles of the face and neck to function in a balanced system. Initially oral habits such as thumb sucking, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, and nail biting are eliminated and correct posture and function of the muscles influencing facial development are taught. This therapy will enhance facial appearance and facilitate better speech and swallowing habits. Exercises also can be designed to minimize the discomfort of of temperomandibular joint syndrome [TMJ]. Our oralmyologist can design a treatment program to fit the needs of your child.
The use of nitrous oxide gas (laughing gas) when necessary to provide a pleasant, safe, yet conscious environment to ensure a positive dental experience.