Unlike a fully formed adult smile, children’s smiles are constantly developing and growing in preparation for their permanent adult teeth. As such, the changing shape and size of their jawbone and facial structures, coupled with the changes in the ranks of their teeth, can sometimes make caring for children’s smiles more challenging. As family dentists, our experts are highly experienced with addressing children’s unique dental needs, and with helping them maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Like adults, children need to attend regular dental checkups and cleanings to keep their teeth and smiles healthy. Plaque and tartar are constant threats, and since younger children have more difficulty sticking to good hygiene at home, they can often be at high risk for cavity development. As methods for prevention, we may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which help boost the strength of tooth enamel and provide further protection against harmful oral bacteria.
Even with additional preventive measures at the dentist’s office, children still often develop cavities, tooth damage, premature primary tooth loss, crooked teeth, and more. If your child exhibits the need for additional treatment, then we offer a variety of children-specific restorations that can minimize the threat, such as tooth fillings and pulpotomies (a pediatric version of root canal therapy).
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At Sunny Smiles, our goal is to empower patients to take excellent care of their smiles through our educational approach to dental treatment. Every patient receives personalized, high-quality dental care, along with knowledge about their dental health and how to achieve and maintain their best smile for life. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call the Sunny Smiles office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.