Children’s Preventative Dentistry in Vista
Pediatric Dental Cleanings Near You
Fluoride Treatment For Kids
Dental Sealants For Kids
Dental sealants play an important role in ongoing oral health by protecting against up to 80% of cavities. Sealants are thin, invisible coatings of plastic placed on the chewing surface of permanent back teeth. Once applied, sealants stop food and bacteria from getting stuck in the grooves and pits that develop on molars. Cavities are extremely common in molars without sealants, which is why it’s so important to see an experienced All Smiles dentist for sealants to protect your child’s most vulnerable teeth. At All Smiles Children’s Dentistry we use BPA free sealant materials to ensure your child is not exposed to unwanted chemicals.
Digital Radiographs and Panoramic Radiographs
Radiographs are important dental evaluation tools because they help us monitor growth and development, as well as detect potential problems that can’t be seen with a visual exam. Here at All Smiles, we use routine 2D radiographs once or twice a year to evaluate their teeth, and to check for signs of developing problems such as dental caries, or possible abnormalities or disease of the surrounding bone structure.
We also recommend a Panoramic radiograph once every three to five years, at minimum. This image allows us to see how your child’s teeth and facial structure are developing, verify that all permanent teeth are present, detect any congenital abnormalities such as extra or missing teeth, and make proper recommendations for follow up with other specialists as necessary.
Our office is equipped with state of the art, modern digital technology that is quick, safe, and reduces your child’s exposure to radiation by over 90%.