At Johnston Dental Care, our child care dentists recommend twice a year check-ups beginning with the breakthrough of a child’s first tooth, or when they turn one year of age, whichever comes first. Preventive treatments may include cleanings, fluoride treatments, and the application of sealants. Sealants are frequently used to protect teeth and to prevent the formation of cavities. Proper oral health methods are discussed with the parent to help them to better care for their children’s teeth and gums.
Pediatric dentistry also involves the correction of defects, identification and treatment of disease and injuries, prevention and filling of cavities, and even diet and nutritional recommendations, as needed. The skilled team at Johnston Dental Care can also be the first line in diagnosis and identifying the need for treatment in kids who have certain medical conditions, including diabetes, asthma, congenital heart defects, ADD/ADHD, and hay fever conditions.
Regular check-ups and dental exams at your child’s dentist can prevent the development of gum diseases that might include conditions such as ulcers and many forms of periodontal disease. Without proper care and recommended examinations, kids can develop problems with their teeth, gums, and mouth that can result in long-term consequences which may lead to lifelong complications and unnecessary pain.
As with any other medical appointment, it is important to remember that children have fears and concerns that are different than adults, and might not be as cooperative in many situations. Dr. Lamar Johnston understands the special needs of young ones and has learned the best possible ways to help kids have the best and most productive appointment possible. Making kids comfortable with dental care is of prime importance, and this shows in the way Dr. Johnston directly relates to the kids and addresses their fears and concerns.