Although our kids range from newborns to college grads, everyone on the staff at Mattingly Family Dentistry is a parent — and all of us know that children need to develop good dental habits for life. With that in mind, we take special care with the children in our practice to make sure they feel comfortable in our office, are not frightened by the equipment and tools we use, and that they have a positive experience every time they visit.
We also offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help ensure that your child’s teeth stay strong and last for many years.
Dental Sealants: These thin plastic coatings fill the grooves in back teeth that are hard to clean. Untreated, these grooves can attract bacteria and food particles that cause cavities. These sealants are easy to apply and can help avoid future problems.
Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a proven cavity fighter. When applied directly to teeth, fluoride bonds with other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel against decay. Children who drink bottled water instead of tap water may have a deficiency of fluoride. We’ll discuss the amount of fluoride your child receives through water, toothpaste, and other sources to determine the need for a supplement.