Here at Park Dental, we are proud to offer pediatric dental services.
“We want to start your children off with positive dental visits”
Our staff understands the importance of good oral health starting from a young age. Parent education is just as important as teaching children the proper techniques.
We also understand that parents are trusting us to help with their child’s oral care. Being parents ourselves and offering simple comforts allows you to know we have their best interest at heart.
If you have any questions or would like your child seen, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (614) 405-7275.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crows are similar to crowns for adult teeth. When a baby tooth has too much decay (cavity) a stainless steel crown is cemented on top of the baby tooth once that decay has been removed. This maintains the space until the permanent tooth is ready to come in.
We believe that fluoride works well to strengthen children’s teeth. It also has been shown to help prevent decay in people of all ages. For this reason, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association believe that topical fluoride is necessary for good oral health.
You may be wondering if you need fluoride treatments. Many times, water is enhanced with fluoride usually in 1 ppm (1 part per million). If your water is not treated, you may need fluoride treatments.
Fluoride treatments can be completed at your routine dental appointment. They are painless and quick, taking only a few minutes. Typically after a cleaning our dental professional will apply a varnish on your teeth. Treatment works best if it is done one to four times a year.
When we apply a dental sealant, we paint a plastic coating on top of your teeth. This makes your teeth smooth getting rid of the deep grooves which are prone to trapping food and bacteria. It is essentially a protective coating against tooth decay and cavities.
The most common place for sealants is on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (premolars and molars). Children with dental insurance typically will have coverage for sealants but we encourage any patient that has a high cavity risk to consider having them placed as a protective measure.
Space maintainers are placed when a baby tooth comes out before the permanent tooth is ready to come in. The band portion is cemented to a back tooth and the loop is in the place of where the baby tooth once was. Once the permanent tooth is ready to come in the space maintainer will loosen on its own or will need to be removed by our office.