A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. Dr. Roslund has learned that it is very important to have a child’s first visits to the Dentist be positive. We like to start out by just introducing the child to the office.
Establishing us as your child’s Dental Home provides us the opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that keep a child free from dental/oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children.
Adolescents have special needs. Appearance and self-image are very important to them. Decayed or poorly positioned teeth or jaws might make them more self-conscious. Teens also eat frequently and unhealthy snack foods tend to become a major part of their regular diet.
We provide a professional, sensitive and caring approach to restoring and guiding teeth, and teaching preventive dental health care through the teen’s high school years.
Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Checkups
Tooth decay is caused by sugars left in your mouth that turn into an acid which can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents do not practice regular, good oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular dental visits help keep tooth decay away.
Diet is also huge in tooth decay and general health of the body. Today’s western diet is filled with many things that may appear to be healthy but in fact contribute to decay. Dr. Roslund would be very happy to discuss any dietary concerns that a patient or parent might have.
Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. Tooth sealants are also recommended because they “seal” the deep grooves in your child’s teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Dr. Roslund personally places the sealants as he cleans the deep grooves with air abrasion and checks with a cavity detector before placing any sealant. Sealants last for several years but will be monitored at your regular checkups.
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