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One of the main goals of the pediatric dentists at Casper Children’s Dentistry near Gillette, Wyoming is cavity prevention. Cavities are perhaps the most common problem threatening children’s oral health, and we offer a range of treatments designed to help reduce the risk that your child will develop cavities so early in his or her life. Even cavities in baby teeth – which will eventually be lost and replaced – can be a problem if they lead to early tooth loss and affect dental development. That’s why we invite you to bring your child to our Casper, WY pediatric dental office for thorough cavity prevention.
Cavities are a big threat to your child’s current and future oral health. They can lead to tooth pain, which is very upsetting for children as well. Dr. Paulson and the team at Casper Children’s Dentistry care a great deal about keeping your child’s smile cavity free, and that’s why we offer cavity prevention with dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
Molars – the back teeth – are covered in grooves and crevices that are hard to keep clean. When plaque develops in these crevices, it can lead to dental decay and cavities. We can help prevent cavities in molars with dental sealants, which are thin plastic coatings that cover and fill in crevices to make molars smooth and easy to clean. They also seal out decay-causing debris and prevent the formation of plaque on the teeth. Dental sealants are generally considered by pediatric dentists to be a vital part of any cavity prevention plan, and they can last for many years once applied.
Fluoride helps fight cavities in a different way. Fluoride is a mineral that can be applied to the tooth enamel. When we do this, it bonds with other minerals and actually makes enamel stronger. While many children are exposed to fluoride through drinking water, children who drink bottled water instead of tap water may not be getting enough fluoride for healthy, strong teeth. With fluoride treatmetns, we can prevent this deficiency and provide cavity protection for years to come.
We offer pediatric dentistry focused on making oral health and cavity prevention fun! Call our Casper or Gillette pediatric dental office today to schedule your child’s dental sealant appointment with Dr. Paulson or one of our caring associates. We also serve Evansville, Glenrock, Douglas, and surrounding Wyoming communities – make sure your children are getting the focused and specialized dental care that will give them a head start on healthy smiles.