Children’s Dentistry AT Arlington Dental Excellence
A Family Dental Office That Meets Your Needs
Arlington Dental Excellence is a family dental office, so we are dedicated to treating patients of all ages- including the youngest members whose smiles are just starting to develop. We believe that oral health matters no matter what your age- but it’s even more critical for children to learn good oral hygiene habits, as this influences their smile for the rest of their life. With our dental team by their side, you can be sure that their smile is in good hands. To schedule their first dental appointment, contact the office today! We look forward to a long relationship with you and your children!
Why Choose Arlington Dental Excellence
for Children’s Dentistry?
Caters to Children with Special Needs
Three Kind and Caring Dentists Serving Your Care
Silver Diamine Fluoride and Pulp Therapy Available
Your Child’s First Visit
When you bring your children in for their initial appointment, we want to help them become acquainted with the office and allow them time to get to know their dental team. Unlike other offices, we don’t jump right into a comprehensive exam and cleaning immediately- instead, we want to give them time to understand why they are in the office and what we plan to do in the future. We believe that by giving them time to get used to the office, future visits will be much smoother. The initial visit is primarily to answer questions on in-house treatments as well as oral habits to maintain at home.
As your child is learning to brush their teeth, they may have difficulty reaching certain areas of their mouth, especially the molars and premolars in the back. Therefore, we recommend that you consider sealants for their teeth. This will give them a positive boost in their oral care routine and reduce their risk of tooth decay. Sealants are a thin plastic coating made of composite resin, painted on teeth that are susceptible to decay. Once applied, sealants can protect teeth for up to 10 years.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
Is your child active in high-impact sports, such as football, hockey, basketball, soccer, or something similar? If so, they are going to need the right protective gear for their teeth to prevent them from being knocked out, chipped, or cracked. At Arlington Dental Excellence, we offer custom mouthguards that not only work, but are comfortable to wear, which means your child will be more likely to wear them than they would a mass-produced one you bought at a sporting goods store.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
When cavities begin to develop in your child’s teeth, the team at Arlington Dental Excellence understands that, despite the sensitivity they feel from the cavity, it can be difficult for your child to receive a filling. If this is the case for your child, we offer silver diamine fluoride, which is an alternative to traditional fluoride. It is a topical fluoride that is not only powerful enough to stop a cavity from developing but can also treat dental hypersensitivity.
Many young children are seen sucking on their thumb or fingers as a way to self-soothe and, up until the age of 4, this is fairly harmless. However, once they are over the age of 4, these habits can have a detrimental effect on their oral health, creating an uneven bite. At Arlington Dental Excellence, our dental team is trained to help our pediatric patients and educate their parents on the best ways to prevent these habits.
If your child has a baby tooth that is severely damaged from an injury or decayed, we do have options that can save the tooth instead of outright extracting it. Pulp therapy is one of these options. We want to do everything we can to nurture the tooth back to previous health and function.
Special Needs Children’s Dentistry
Finding a dental office that caters to your child’s special needs shouldn’t be difficult. At Arlington Dental Excellence
, we want to do everything possible to create an accessible and accommodating environment for your child, regardless of what their needs may be. With that said, we ask that you call our dental office ahead of time should your child require special accommodations prior to their checkup or other treatment. This way, we can best prepare for your arrival and ensure their dental experience is a calm, positive, and productive one.