Children’s Dentistry in Urbandale, IA
Your Child’s Dental Visit
Our team is dedicated to preventing dental fear and anxiety in our younger patients. We don’t want them to grow up being afraid of the dentist. This could impair their health throughout their lifetimes.
Their visit with us will be fun and defiantly not scary! We teach them the proper ways to take care of their teeth, how to brush and floss, and foods they should avoid. We show them how they can protect and keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Selecting a Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician
Developing good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a life of good oral health.
Children’s teeth can be vulnerable to cavities at a young age due to several factors. They can’t brush well on their own.
For this reason, it is important that parents be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures thorough cleaning
and the development of proper dental habits. Younger kids tend to eat more often during the day (called grazing). This often
results in extended exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may lead to more cavities.
A tooth that is not properly cleaned will cause the generation of additional acid and can accelerate the development of cavities.
However, identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can
lower the chance of your child getting a cavity.
Child Cavity Prevention – the Easy Way!
Children often do not do a very good job with brushing and flossing. We show them the right way. We also make use of dental sealants which block out harmful bacteria and help prevent cavities. Call us today to find out more about how your children can have a healthy mouth for a lifetime!
However, there is a way to help prevent all this from happening. The application of dental sealants will do the trick. Here’s
how sealants work: The teeth are cleaned and sterilized. A thin white or clear plastic coating is applied. A curing light bonds
the sealant into place. The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are no shots, drills or tooth structure removal. It’s
The addition of dental sealants is one of the best preventive things both children and adolescents can do to protect their natural teeth!
Neuromuscular Dentistry is for Kids Too!
Bite problems, headaches, facial pain and difficulty breathing are problems that don’t just affect adults
. Kids can have these
problems as well. Dr. Skinner has trained in children’s neuromuscular orthodontics with focus on understanding facial development,
skeletal misalignment, airway obstruction, and the importance of early intervention with specialized orthodontic treatment
detection and treatment of bite problems and airway obstruction in children is very important to prevent these issues from developing
further and creating additional problems. We don’t want our children to have severe problems later in life!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (515) 412-4200 to schedule a visit for everyone.