We Care About Kids!
Children often experience increased worries in new situations, which is why Dr. Park works hard to
place your child at ease before starting any kind of procedure. He understands that the best dentistry
is more than advanced techniques, it’s treatment done with care and compassion. Our goal is to make
sure that no child who visits our office ever has a reason to fear the dentist.
Dr. Park encourages children of all ages to use proper dental hygiene at home, and he instructs them
how maintain their good dental health. He likes to meet them for their first visit around the time
they cut their first tooth and enjoys watching them grow year after year.
A Lifetime of Good Dental Habits!
At Park Dental of Colmar, we share your goals for sustaining your child’s oral health. Helping them
learn good routines from the beginning creates a lifetime foundation of strong dental habits.
From a young age, many factors contribute to your child’s teeth being very susceptible to cavities.
Children don’t have the required coordination to brush properly on their own. Because of this, it is
critical for parents to help in their child’s daily hygiene. This promotes both thorough cleaning
and the development of proper dental habits. Poor cleaning means teeth are more at risk to develop
decay when subjected to food and juice acids. Little kids often “graze” – eating frequently throughout
the day. This results in a protracted exposure to food acids, which may result in more cavities. The
good news is that recognizing inadequate dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride
varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drastically reduce the odds of your child incurring a cavity.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
Dental sealants counterbalance a child’s botched efforts to brush properly. Even though they give it
their best try, they’re still learning, and their hand-to-eye coordination isn’t completely developed.
Besides, it’s possible even with careful brushing that the deep grooves in the back of their teeth may
be missed. These hard-to-reach brushing areas even thwart adults. This allows for the formation of
bacteria, acids, and plaque, which will later lead to decay. And once a tooth has decay, it is damaged
permanently and will need a filling or a crown.
A dental sealant treatment works as follows:
- The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
- A thin, white or clear plastic coating is painted on the surfaces of their teeth.
- A curing light is aimed at the sealant to bond it into place.
In no time at all, without shots or drills, the entire process is done. It’s completely harmless! The
application of dental sealants is one of the best things both children and adolescents can do to prevent
damage and safeguard their natural teeth.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (215) 716-7228 to schedule a visit for everyone.