Children’s Dentistry – El Reno, OK
Only the Best for Your Favorite Smile
We enjoy welcoming patients of all ages through our doors here at El Reno Family Dentistry, and nothing makes us happier than putting a child on the path toward a lifetime of optimal oral health and confident smiles. Many of our team members are parents themselves, so we have plenty of experience helping even the youngest patients feel completely comfortable in our dental office. We’ll treat your little one like they are one of our own, and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind knowing your child is always in great hands. To schedule their next dental appointment with us for children's dentistry in El Reno, OK, contact our team today.
Why Choose El Reno Family Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?
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- Soothing Sedation Options Available for Nervous Children
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
Children are particularly susceptible to common dental issues like cavities and gum disease because the enamel doesn’t fully harden until age 14, and most are still figuring out how to brush and floss properly. That’s why attending checkups and cleanings is so important from an early age. At these appointments, our team will gently remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth, give them an exam, and go over the basics of ongoing oral care so they can start to form healthy habits as soon as possible.
If a child is going to develop a cavity, it will most likely be in one of their back teeth. That’s because these are quite tricky for little hands to clean while brushing, plus the natural contours and grooves in the enamel easily trap plaque and bacteria. For some extra protection, we can apply a thin layer of dental plastic over these teeth to literally shield them and prevent decay. The procedure is fast, painless, and it can easily safeguard a child’s most vulnerable teeth for over a decade.
Exposure to fluoride at a young age is tremendously beneficial for children, as it not only helps fortify their baby teeth to make them more resistant to cavities, but it also aids in the development of the incoming adult teeth. Many children don’t receive enough day to day, but we can make up for this with quick and easy fluoride treatments during their regular checkups. We simply apply a highly-concentrated gel to the teeth, and that’s all that’s needed to drastically lower a child’s risk of decay.
Most children will have a cavity before the age of 12, and if this happens to your little one, don’t worry, we won’t guilt-trip you! Instead, we’ll quickly fix the problem with a tooth-colored filling. Unlike traditional metal fillings, these can be specially-shaded to blend with the surrounding tooth, creating a restoration that won’t stick out in your child’s smile. Plus, these fillings require less enamel to be removed during placement compared to older ones, making them a more conservative option.
Whether your child is a star athlete or just likes playing the occasional pick-up game with their friends, they should always wear a mouthguard whenever they participate in sports. This will protect their teeth, gums, lips, and jaw from any unexpected (or expected!) impacts. We can provide your child with a strong and comfortable custom-made appliance that will fit better than anything you can buy off the shelf, and it will allow you to breathe a little easier from the sidelines.