PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IS THE KEY TO HEALTHY SMILES!
Here at Firefly, we know that preventative care is the key to a healthy mouth and a healthy life. With just two cleanings a year, we can make help your child develop the oral hygiene habits that will keep them smiling for years to come. At Firefly we welcome all children from ages birth- 18 years. Call today to book your appointment!
- Checkups and cleaning
- Dental radiographs
- Fluoride treatment
Checkups and cleanings
These procedures are important to make sure your child has a healthy mouth. We recommend seeing your dentist every 6 months so that we can work together on making sure we keep your child cavity free with a healthy smile! Seeing your child every six months will ensure we catch the cavities before they get a chance to get larger. It can also help us prevent future issues! The checkup will give both you and your child a chance to have questions answered and we can help with recommending certain products based on your child’s needs.
The cleaning is done with a special “toothbrush” that will take off plaque and tartar on teeth. We have many toothpaste options that your child will be able to choose from. After the cleaning, the doctor will perform an exam and address your child’s individual needs.
Radiographs or xrays are pictures we take of your child’s teeth. We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommendations to determine the frequency that we take the x-rays. Many times, x-rays will help us catch those flossing cavities between the teeth! The x-rays will also help us evaluate the teeth and make sure those baby and adult teeth are looking healthy.
Our office incorporates some of the latest technologies when it comes to digital radiographs so you can rest assured that your child’s exposure to radiation is minimal.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is sometimes added to water sources and many toothpastes. It is a vitamin that helps keep teeth strong and helps to prevent cavities from forming. It is very quick to apply and we allow your child to pick the flavor they would like. With the fluoride we use at our office, your child can still eat and drink right after!
Did you know that most sports-related injuries are related to the teeth and gums? At Firefly, we are dedicated to your child’s smile. We can help prevent this by fabricating a custom made sportsguard that is more comfortable and better fitting than what can be found in stores. The sportsguard will help protect your child’s teeth by preventing chips or knocked out teeth. Sportsguard are especially important for contact sports but are also recommended for noncontact sports.
Many times, our molars especially those back ones have very deep grooves where bacteria and food can get stuck and cause cavities. Sealants are applied to the chewing surface of a tooth to help prevent the bacteria and food from sticking to the grooves. They only take a couple of minutes and they really decrease the chance that decay will form on those teeth. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for your child!