Keep Your Child’s Smile Strong
MARSHFIELD Preventative Care
Proper preventative care is one of the most important parts of keeping your child’s teeth healthy. At Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry, our wide range of preventative services include fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and periodontal care. With routine visits and these preventative measures, Dr. Julie’s objective is to keep your child’s smile free of cavities and catch any other dental health issues early on before they progress.
A Non-Invasive Alternative to Fillings
Silver Diamine Fluoride
If your child’s tooth is affected by decay and you would prefer to avoid the application of a filling, Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) treatment may be the right choice for you. This treatment is a topical medicament used to stop tooth decay. The substance is a liquid applied directly to your child’s tooth using a brush. SDF can last multiple years, so it’s ideal for preserving baby teeth until your child’s permanent teeth erupt.
Strengthen Your Child’s Teeth
Fluoride treatments use a specialized fluoride varnish, which Dr. Julie will apply directly to your child’s teeth. The high fluoride concentration in this treatment encourages the strengthening and remineralization of teeth, repairing microscopic cavities and keeping your child’s smile bright and healthy.
Protect Teeth from Cavities
Dental sealants are another highly effective preventative treatment, designed to shield the permanent molars and protect them from cavities. Treatment involves the application of a small, thin layer of resin. This resin is painted onto the teeth after they have been cleaned. Once dental sealants bond and harden, they can protect your child’s teeth from cavities for years.
Reverse And Treat Gum Disease
Minor cases of gum disease, known as gingivitis, are quite common in children. Common symptoms of gingivitis include gum and tooth sensitivity, bleeding when brushing or flossing, and discoloration of the gums. To ensure that this condition does not progress into a more serious case of gum disease, Dr. Julie can help with cleanings and other periodontal procedures to ensure your child’s mouth remains healthy.
Keep Your Little One Smiling Bright
Visit Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry Today!
Preventative dentistry is critical for the proper development of your child’s teeth. Even minor dental health issues can interfere with the eruption of adult teeth, and lead to further problems down the road. To schedule an appointment for your little one, give us a call at (781) 205-1124, or feel free to drop by our office at 3 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050. We can’t wait to meet you and your family!