View our “before” and “after” dental treatment and tips photos below to see how we’ve helped many of our patients overcome cavities, advanced tooth decay, fractured teeth or other issues. We restore your young one’s teeth so they can smile with confidence again!
Brushing your infant’s teeth
Your infant or young child’s teeth may be brushed by supporting the head on your arm or on a flat surface.
How cavities form
Histological slides of how cavities form and advance in grooves on the biting surfaces of teeth. Cavities in the grooves are much larger than what is seen on the surface. A huge cavity may be hidden underneath a small surface one.
Cavities on front baby teeth
Cavities on front baby teeth may progress rapidly when left untreated. The speed of advancement is even faster for the back teeth.
Composite crowns may be used to fix front baby teeth before they cause infections and discomfort for children. Here you could see before treatment and immediately after composite crowns are placed.
Radiographs demonstrating presence of cavities between the teeth: early stages to advanced stages with infection of lower left tooth.
Cavities between teeth
Cavities between the teeth may be fixed by using silver fillings.
Cavities may be fixed by using white fillings.
Large cavities on the back teeth
Large cavities on the back teeth, which are structurally compromised, may be restored with stainless steel crowns. Defective teeth may be restored with stainless steel crowns as interim restoratio
Premature tooth loss
When a baby tooth is lost prematurely the space may need to be maintained for the permanent tooth. Here are some examples of space maintainers: Band and loop, Lingual Arch, Upper Nance, and Distal Shoe.
Excessive openbite and constriction of the upper jaw
Habits such as thumb-sucking, excessive use of soothers, tongue thrust, and mouth-breathing may lead to excessive openbite and constriction of the upper jaw, requiring orthodontic intervention.
Spaces between teeth are generally due to small teeth for the size of the jaw. These spaces may be closed by bonding or veneers in order to improve esthetics of smile
Trauma to primary or permanent teeth may result in fractures. These fractures may be restored by using white fillings that are bonded to tooth structure.
Brushing Your Infant’s Teeth
Brushing Your Infant’s Teeth
You can start caring for baby’s gums right away:
- Get a soft, moistened washcloth or piece of gauze.
- Gently wipe down your baby’s gums at least twice a day.
- Especially wipe your baby’s gums after feedings and before bedtime.
This will wash off bacteria and prevent them from clinging to gums. Bacteria can leave behind a sticky plaque that damages infant teeth as they come in.
Here is a video to help you to caring for your baby’s oral health:
As soon as teeth erupt, you can start using a toothbrush and an age appropriate fluoride toothpaste in the amount of a grain of rice. You can increase this to a pea-sized amount of toothpaste when your child is age 3.
Choose one toothbrush with a soft brush, small head and a large handle. Brush gently all around your child’s baby teeth twice a day.
You should brush your baby’s teeth until them are old enough to hold the brush. Continue to supervise the process until your child can rinse and spit without assistance.
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