Children’s Dentist – Topsham, ME
Taking Care of Young Smiles
Your child deserves a lifetime of excellent oral health, and we can help them take the first step in that direction by making sure that their smile is well cared for while they’re still young. Our team at Androscoggin Dental Care always enjoys having the opportunity to teach children about the importance of oral healthcare and giving them tips for maintaining great oral hygiene. Feel free to call our Topsham dental office if you are interested in scheduling a children's dentistry visit for your little one.
Why Choose Androscoggin Dental Care for Children’s Dentistry?
- Child-Friendly Dental Practice
- Team That Puts Patient Comfort First
- In-Network with a Number of PPO Dental Plans
Children tend to have a higher risk of developing cavities in their molars and premolars. This is because these teeth are located near the back of the mouth and can be hard to clean – particularly for someone who is still learning how to brush correctly. We can give your child’s molars and premolars an additional layer of protection with dental sealants, which can easily be applied to the chewing surfaces of at-risk teeth during a routine dental checkup. In many cases, sealants can help protect your child’s grin for over a decade.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Sometimes cavities can still form in your child’s smile even if every possible precaution is taken. Luckily, there’s a simple way to stop the decay from growing even worse: silver diamine fluoride. The silver helps kill the bacteria that are attacking the tooth, and the fluoride can strengthen the enamel to make it more resistant to cavities in the future. If we find signs of tooth decay in your child’s smile, we may suggest having a silver diamine fluoride treatment performed as soon as possible.
Athletic Mouthguards/ Sportsguards
What kind of safety gear should your child put on before playing their favorite sport? The answer can vary depending on the activity, but one thing that all athletes – regardless of age – should make sure to wear is a personalized mouthguard. This appliance can absorb the worst of the impact if your child is hit in the face or takes a particularly hard fall. A high-quality mouthguard can go a long way toward helping your child avoid sports-related dental emergencies.