A. Dental X-rays are used to see if there are cavities in between the teeth, and to determine how far a cavity goes into the tooth. We determine the risk factors for each patient so we can minimize the amount of radiation exposure to your child. In addition, we attempt to take the fewest number of X-rays whenever possible.
Q. What are sealants?
A. Sealants are protective coatings, which are placed into the deep grooves of the teeth to prevent food and bacteria from becoming trapped inside the tooth. Once in place, this will greatly reduce your child's chances of having cavities.
Q. What is fluoride?
Fluoride is an ion that is found in many toothpastes and is often applied in a dental office to prevent dental cavities. Care must be taken not to swallow too much fluoride. We determine the amount of fluoride each patient needs based upon your child's risk factors. We attempt to apply the least amount of fluoride needed to prevent tooth decay.
Q. When does my child need orthodontic braces?
A. Everyone's teeth are unique and develop at different times. We will evaluate the growth and development of your child's dentition and, if needed, will make a referral to a braces specialist (orthodontist) at the ideal time.
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