leawood childrens dentistry

We offer dental care for the entire family, including kids of all ages! From routine checkup visits to preventive treatments, we can help your little ones enjoy optimal oral health. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about our approach to dental care for kids.

Kids Need Checkups and Cleanings

To start, we recommend parents bring their children in for checkups every six months starting at around age two. Checkups are a chance for our team to monitor your children as their smiles grow and change, so we can watch for signs of trouble and address them before painful symptoms develop or teeth become lost prematurely. We typically look for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, or problems with the arrival/loss of baby teeth or the eruption of permanent ones. To make a diagnosis with accuracy and precision, we use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. These visits are also a chance to instill good oral health habits, so your children better understand their smiles, and are less likely to develop dental anxiety.

During the same visit, our team will also clean the teeth, removing all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of them. A cleaning helps lower the risk of cavities and gingivitis, and also fights bad breath and stained teeth too. We complete the procedure by polishing the teeth for a brighter appearance.

Fillings for Cavities

What happens when we discover a cavity in your child’s smile? Well, we will place composite resin fillings, which are safe for kids of all ages and can be shaded to blend with their teeth, looking natural. Placement only takes one visit, and prevents a cavity from becoming an infection that threatens smile stability and causes worsening discomfort.

Preventive Treatments

Our team can also offer unique treatments to lower the risk of cavities forming in the first place! During each six-month visit, we will apply a topical fluoride gel to the teeth to strengthen the outer enamel and lower the risk of tooth decay. We also have dental sealants that we can apply to the rear teeth. These molars are usually vulnerable to tooth decay because kids have a hard time reaching them with brushing and flossing. But the sealants prevent food and drink particles from being stuck between these teeth, preventing tooth decay. They can last for up to ten years in some cases, and wear away gently with time.

If you have any questions about our approach to children’s dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you kids smile with confidence once again!

Do You Kids Need a Dental Checkup Visit?

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about how we help kids with children’s dentistry.