Kids & Young Adults

Comprehensive Dental Exam

Thank you for choosing Surprise Implants & Family Dentistry for your child’s dental care. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic no later than age 6.

Some orthodontic problems need to be recognized and treated early because waiting until later could have adverse effects on the development of a child’s facial symmetry, the heath of the jaw joints and can even make it difficult to breathe through the nose.

The earlier a child is presented for a detailed dental exam, the earlier potential growth and adverse developmental problems can be identified and addressed. Many of these problems are easier on a child to correct at an early age and some of these same problems cannot be treated effectively or with the same degree of stability if treatment is delayed until all of the permanent teeth have come in.

Digital Xrays 

Digital Xrays are performed quickly and safely by a licensed & experienced technician to minimize radiation exposure. The amount of radiation delivered by contemporary equipment is extremely small.  Digital x-rays require substantially less radiation than traditional x-rays and soft lead vests protect even further from radiation.  The intra-oral sensors are smaller and rounded in comparison to the traditional films, thereby improving patient comfort.

Xrays helps your kids dentist for diagnosis and treatment:

Detect cavities in between the teeth

Survey un-erupted teeth

Diagnose bone diseases

Evaluate and follow up on traumatic injuries

Diagnose conditions (infections, periodontal issues) undetected in a clinical exam

Fluoride Varnish 

Topical fluoride is a preventive agent applied to tooth enamel at your dental cleaning appointment. A fluoride varnish is brushed or painted on the enamel. Fluoride inhibits loss of minerals from tooth enamel and promotes remineralization (strengthens weak areas of enamel and initial stages of cavities). Fluoride also inhibits bacterial growth which prevents acid production of the bacteria that causes cavities. Risk for decay is further reduced when fluoride is used in combination with a healthy diet and proper dental hygiene. Using fluoride for the prevention and control of decay is proven to be both safe and effective

We recommended Fluoride Varnish application for all kids & young adults with dental cleaning appointment.

 

 

Tooth Colored Filings 

Also called white fillings, or composites fillings are restorations that mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure. In addition to restoring teeth that have been fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth. Composites provide good durability and resistance to possible fractures when daily moderate chewing pressures are used. They can be generally used on front teeth or molars.

Composites are “bonded” or adhered in a cavity. This allows the dentist to make a more conservative repair of the tooth, meaning less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares it. This may result in a smaller filling than that of a metal (amalgam) filling.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled.

Sealants 

Sealants are protective coatings placed on the biting surfaces of molar (primary and permanent) teeth to prevent cavities.   Sealants act as a shield for the tooth protecting it from food, plaque, bacteria, and acids that in combination cause cavities.  According to research transmitted by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), sealants reduce the risk of cavity formation by 67%.  Investing in early prevention decreases future costs associated with fillings and/or crowns.