Safe and Reliable Children's Dentistry in Brantford
Getting to know our dental team will be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your child. At Pearl Dental Centre, we will review your child's history and make sure that you and your child are comfortable with any of our dental treatments. We also have safe options to keep anxious children calm during their visit so they don’t have to neglect their oral health. One of our top priorities is to make sure you and your child have an enjoyable dental experience every time.
As part of our children’s dentistry services in Brantford, we offer preventive oral hygiene instruction to both the parents and the child. This includes proper brushing technique and also flossing and eating habits. Additionally, our staff are also trained to carefully handle children and soothe their fears of visiting the dentist.
We are always open for any questions and to clarify any doubts about our procedures. We are here to make sure that you and your child are comfortable and at ease at our practice.
Sealants & Fluoride Treatment
One of our more popular dental treatments for children is dental sealants which is simply a thin film coating that is applied to the pits and grooves of the molars. This sealant forms a physical barrier that seals out the bacteria and food that may cause tooth decay. Once properly applied, it is effective in preventing tooth decay. Sealants are an inexpensive but effective way to help maintain your child’s dental health. The protection that they provide may last for many years if properly taken care of.
Most dentists recommend sealants for children with new permanent teeth and to prevent future dental decays on those teeth. The procedure may take less than an hour for the entire back teeth but only a few minutes for one to two teeth. For smaller children, it may require a few sessions to complete sealing out the entire portion of the back teeth since they are often unable to sit still for a long period of time.
Fluoride therapy helps strengthen the teeth by giving it the minerals that it needs. This is particularly helpful in cases where the tooth has already weakened areas so that fluoride minerals bond to the enamel of the tooth making it much more durable. It also disrupts the production of acid in the mouth thereby inhibiting the process that results in tooth decay. Contact us at Pearl Dental Centre for sealants and fluoride treatment in Brantford.
Dental Braces & Orthodontics
Today dental braces and orthodontic options are more affordable than they’ve been in the past. When it comes to your children, it is best to correctly align their teeth while they are young to provide quintessential jaw function and a beautiful, healthy smile. Also, it is much easier to clean your teeth and keep them more protected against certain gum diseases if you have properly aligned teeth. Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we tailor our dental treatments to address the needs of each individual child.
For some teenagers, getting dental braces is similar to a rite of passage. But regardless of the age, dental braces are usually the best treatment to straighten a crooked or misaligned bite. It doesn't only provide a beautiful smile with straight teeth and a good bite, but it can also prevent long-term tooth damage by ensuring uncomplicated, professional dental cleanings. After all, crooked or crowded teeth are hard to clean, which can often cause tooth decay, gum disease and if still left untreated, it can cause tooth loss.
We are proud to offer you an array of dental treatment options and this includes an experienced orthodontist that is right for you. Our dental team is experienced and dedicated to ongoing education and training to consistently provide quality dental care. Contact us to get dental braces and orthodontics in Brantford or to schedule a consultative appointment so that we can help your child achieve their oral health goals.
Preventive care for your child usually begins when their first tooth erupts and no later than age one. The earlier the dental visit, the better chance your child has of maintaining a cavity-free childhood. The dentist will evaluate your child by gathering a detailed history regarding diet and dental health. Then the dentist will suggest or put forth a program of oral home care techniques, dietary guidance and fluoride use for your child. This will lay a solid foundation for optimal oral health for years to come.
Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we’ve crafted our children’s dentistry treatments specifically with your child in mind. We aim to provide a warm, comfortable and relaxing experience to all our little smiles. Like parents, our goal is the prevention of dental cavities while maintaining a healthy smile. We will implement preventive strategies to foster a cavity-free childhood and educate parents in order to ensure that healthy oral hygiene habits are implemented at home along with a diet to enhance a healthy smile. Connect with us to provide your child with optimal preventive care in Brantford.
We all know that the main ingredient to a bright and healthy smile is to implement healthful oral hygiene habits at home. Additionally, monitoring your child’s sugar intake is also very important as that is the key ingredient to cause cavities. Aside from brushing and flossing your child’s teeth, we recommend regular dental check-ups. At Pearl Dental Centre, we also offer dental services such as dental cleaning, sealants, fillings and more to treat any dental cavities in Brantford kids.
What are dental cavities? Dental cavities are also known as dental caries or tooth decay, which are basically holes in your teeth that are a result of constant acid attack which strips the teeth of essential minerals and causes tooth breakdown.
To protect your teeth from dental cavities, we suggest fluoride therapy to help strengthen your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are another treatment option that we may suggest to help protect your child's teeth against acid and bacterial attacks that may cause dental cavities.
We recognize the importance of protecting your child’s teeth. Aside from proper dental care, we also believe that in certain situations you need to provide physical protection to their teeth such as mouthguards. Kids are known to be full of energy, so when it comes to sports they are active beings.
Mouthguards are designed to protect teeth from damage or excessive wear. Most often, mouthguards are used by athletes during sporting events or contact sports, but can also provide beneficial effects for those with braces or dental bridges. Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we will customize a mouthguard in Brantford to perfectly fit your child’s smile and protect their teeth. The dentist will also educate you regarding the maintenance that comes with owning a mouthguard. How to store your mouthguard to prevent damage or how to wash it after use will be discussed by the dentist.
At Pearl Dental Centre, we offer various mouthguard options that will suit your lifestyle and also your budget. Contact us if you have any questions pertaining to mouthguards in Brantford or if you’re interested in having one specially fitted for you! Our friendly team members will be glad to assist you.
The baby teeth are not just for chewing, but they are also responsible for guiding the permanent teeth to its proper placement once they erupt. If baby teeth are lost too early, then the permanent tooth may lose its guide. This will cause drifting and possibly erupting in the wrong position in the mouth. This can also cause misalignment and crooked teeth. The neighbouring teeth can move into the vacant space left behind by the missing baby tooth which leaves insufficient space for the permanent tooth to grow.
Fortunately, at Pearl Dental Centre, we offer a mechanism call space maintainers in Brantford that address this concern. Space maintainers can be used to make sure that space remains open until the permanent tooth erupts from the gums.
There are two kinds of space maintainers, one is made of stainless steel and the other is made of plastic. It may be removable or fixed onto either side of the teeth in your child's mouth. This is quite similar to a retainer, where a removable space maintainer uses artificial teeth to fill the space and make sure that it remains open for your child’s permanent teeth to erupt. It is recommended for older children who can follow instructions in caring for the device.
There's also the band-and-loop space maintainer that is made from stainless steel wire and fixed by a crown on the tooth next to the vacant space. This is recommended for younger children who may find it hard to maintain the removable device.
Pearl Dental Centre offers space maintainer installation service in Brantford. Our dentists will make sure that the space maintainer is properly placed in your children's mouth. If you require further clarification on the process and the purpose and benefits of space maintainers, please don’t hesitate to call our office.