Folsom Kids Dentist

About Pediatric Dentistry

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Our experienced pediatric Folsom dental team is carefully trained in working with all kids, including infants, children, and adolescents, teaching them about the development of good dental health habits that will carry them into their adult years. While initiating a friendly, trusting, and confident relationship between the dentist and your kids, we can aim our efforts at preventing decay, advising patients on how to make teeth stronger, and emphasizing the importance of developing ways to prevent cavities in the future. Dental and oral health is very important for every patient, but starting a child out with the proper tools can make sure a lot of general teeth issues are prevented.

 

Why Use Our Friendly Kids Dentist and Staff?

With extensive knowledge of dental problems specific to children and adolescents, Make a Smile Folsom pediatric dental is more than fit to care for your kids and assure that you’re receiving the best health information from a dentistry specialist in the field. Our friendly Folsom pediatric dentist and specialists are aware that they must treat and care for children a little differently than adults, which is equally as important as the technical dentistry training. After years of working strictly with children, our dental team knows that showing respect, compassion, and a gentle touch will always get the best results from our young patients. Their comfort is our business! Pediatric dentists and staff are also trained in Child Physiology, providing them with the ability to approach the needs of kids from a different perspective than a normal dentist. This is especially important in working with maturing children, whose focus turns more towards self-image as they age. A lot of problems that can progress as your kids get older can be resolved by our early dentistry detection techniques, and regular dental care visits, helping to improve the smile of your child.

Treatments

Pediatric Dental Treatments

Sealants

sealants

Aside from having good oral hygiene and health, sealants are placed on chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent blight and other problems that may affect the mouth. A sealant is a thin coating material that flows into the grooves of the chewing surface on a molar. Sealants make it very easy to keep molars clean and to avoid food from getting stuck in the grooves causing cavities or any other oral health problems.

Radiographs or X-Rays

Our friendly dentist office is equipped with digital radiography, with the images almost instantly appearing on our computer screen! In most cases, performing an X-Ray is the first order of business, but when you visit us we’ll be sure to evaluate the best route for your situation.

Diagnodent

diagnodent

Not all cavities are easy to reach. Fortunately, our dentist and staff will use Diagnodent, a light that is used to detect bacteria and gauge the density of the tooth. This non-invasive technology offers early detection of cavities and provides comfort to the mouth.

Fillings

dental filling

In order to treat a cavity, filling or restorative material is chosen based on the tooth which needs to be restored. Decay eats holes in the substance of the tooth, called “dentin,” creating that most familiar of dental bothers: the cavity. At our Folsom location, our dentist and staff will not fill cavities with amalgam or silver fillings; we proudly use only composite, white fillings. Fillings are an easy way to prevent further corrosion and future oral problems in kids.

Flouride

Fluoride helps re-mineralize weak enamel, which is important for healthy tooth care in kids. Our Folsom dentist office or your pediatrician can prescribe fluoride supplements in tablet or drop form as needed. Topical fluoride is externally applied directly to the teeth and is found in mouthwash and kids toothpaste.

Pulpotomy/Stainless Steel Crown

pulpotomy

If a cavity goes untreated and is not filled, blight passes through the dentin and enters the pulp, the soft, innermost part of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. For this we perform a pulpotomy. The decay and pulp tissue are removed, the pulp chamber is filled with a special material and a stainless steel crown is cemented over it entirely to prevent breakage.

Root Canal

root canal

When a cavity at the pulp level is left untreated, the corrosion spreads into the root canals where nerves and blood vessels connect to the tooth. At this point the only procedure that can save teeth is a root canal. The atrophy and tissue of the root canals are removed and, as in a pulpotomy, replaced with a special material.

Extraction and Space Maintainer

extraction and space matainer

If the deterioration passes through the roots, it forms an infection at the base of the tooth, at this point it must be “extracted,” or removed. When a back tooth is removed, the remaining teeth push closer together, leaving little room for the new permanent tooth. To prevent the new one from growing in crooked, a space maintainer is used. This is placed in the area left by the extracted tooth, almost like a placeholder, saving room for the new permanent tooth to grow in properly.

What Parents Should Know

What Parents and Children Should Know

Five Steps for your child to a Healthy Dental Hygiene from Make a Smile Folsom!

  • Kids should brush twice a day
  • Floss once a day
  • Eat healthy
  • Get a check-up every 6 months or as needed
  • Baby Teeth Cleaning

Healthy baby teeth, although eventually replaced, are a pivotal step in the development and growth of permanent teeth in each child. A kids first tooth may erupt as early as in a few months so it’s important to get your child in to visit our office and receive care from our pediatric dentists as soon as possible. It is crucial to clean and care for your baby’s gums and newly erupted teeth after meals, bottles, and medicine use, using a soft washcloth. Please replace toothbrushes every three months and check with your dentist about when and what toothpastes are appropriate for your kids prior to use.

Our Folsom dental office location is focused on orthodontic, endodontic, oral surgery and overall dental care for you and your child. The Make a Smile Folsom pediatric dental office is located at 2190 E. Bidwell St. in Folsom, CA. Business Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm – We are proud to serve parents and kids in the Folsom and the surrounding Sacramento areas, providing the best pediatric dental and orthodontic care! 

 

Feel free to call our office to schedule a visit for you and your children. Call us today! 

Children's Smile

Combining a unique kid-friendly atmosphere with the rare qualifications of true pediatric-trained professionals. Come experience a level of care that makes a difference!

We are dedicated to the correction of youth and adolescent dental irregularities through the use of  personalized, friendly service and state of the art orthodontic facility

Kids Teeth

2190 East Bidwell Street

Folsom, California 95630

(916) 984-0304

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