Many of the team members here at NaLa Smiles are parents themselves, so one of the most rewarding things we do every day is help Alexandria’s children stay healthy and happy as the years go by. Whether your child has just gotten their first tooth or is already thinking about college, we would love to meet them and ensure they enjoy optimum oral health using our 5-star service and care. To schedule their next appointment so they can join our patient-family, call today.
Just like our adult patients, a child should receive a dental check-up and cleaning at least once every six months to ensure minor decay and damage doesn’t have the opportunity to cause serious problems. Also at these appointments, we can take time to go over the basics of oral hygiene with your child so they can learn the best ways to care for their smile at home. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions so they can easily stay healthy between visits!
A dental sealant allows our team to protect your child’s most vulnerable teeth—their molars. Due to their location and deeply grooved surfaces, these teeth easily trap plaque and are often missed while brushing, a combination that often leads to cavities. Fortunately, we can prevent this by simply applying a clear layer of composite resin to the enamel. This will prevent plaque, tartar, and bacteria from settling on the teeth and causing any harm. They take just minutes to place but can easily last for 10 years.
You’ll find fluoride in toothpaste, tap water, as well as our office! This helpful mineral is a natural cavity-fighter, and we can give your child a topical treatment at their check-ups to keep their enamel nice and strong. We simply apply a gel to the teeth for a minute or so, and that’s it! Between these periodic treatments and using a fluoridated toothpaste at home, your child can easily stay cavity-free for years at a time.
While preventing cavities is always our first priority, it’s still common for a child to develop one from time to time, but the team at NaLa Smiles has a quick and easy way to fix them. Tooth-colored fillings can be placed in a single appointment using a painless procedure, and their composite resin material can be shaded to match any child’s enamel. That way, the restoration easily blends into the smile so a child doesn’t have to worry about their friends noticing their dental work.
Whether you have a future sport’s star at home or your child just likes to play the occasional pick-up game with their friends, they should always wear a mouthguard to keep their teeth safe from accidents. We can provide them with a custom-made appliance that fits much better and delivers more protection than anything you’ll find online or at the store. Because of this, your child will be more likely to wear it and enjoy the benefits!