Dental Treatment for Children
Teaching children to care for their teeth properly is one of the most important things we can do for their long-term dental health. It’s equally important to help them develop the habit of visiting their dentist on a regular basis. We recommend brining children for their first visit around the age of two, and starting a routine of regular exams and cleanings by the age of three. We understand that young children have unique dental needs compared to older teens and adults. Therefore, we offer several treatments to address the issues that young children typically face.
Children’s teeth are exposed to a lot. Until they become old enough to responsibly care for them, their hygiene habits might not be enough to protect their smiles. Fluoride treatments boost the strength of tooth enamel – the protective layer of minerals that shield teeth from cavity-causing plaque and tartar. If your child is at risk of cavities, then fluoride treatments (coupled with regular cleanings and improved hygiene habits) can help lower their risk.
Dental sealants are a more direct form of protection for teeth. Sealants are thin layers of biocompatible acrylic that are painted onto one or more molars’ chewing surfaces. They provide an additional layer of protection against harmful oral bacteria and prevent food and plaque from becoming stuck in the molar’s grooves.
Call Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA Today!
At Central Park Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental treatments that are customized for each member of your family, including in-house root canal treatment, tooth extractions, dental implant placement, and same-day emergency dental visits, when necessary. To schedule a consultation or dental appointment with Dr. Hansen, call our dental office in Charles City, IA today at (641) 228-1115. We also proudly welcome patients from Osage, New Hampton, Greene, Nashua, Nora Springs, Riceville, and all surrounding communities.