Children’s Dental Services in Fredericksburg, VA
Camilo Duarte, DDS and Angela Diaz, DDS provide quality dental care for patients of any age. This includes select treatments and a compassionate approach designed for treating children. D&D Family Dentistry provides kid’s dentistry in Fredericksburg, near Spotsylvania, Stafford, and all surrounding communities.
Fluoride and Sealants
Children are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults are. This is due in part to the fact that, unlike their parents, kids are still learning how to brush, floss, and otherwise take care of their teeth. This means that their teeth are often covered by food particles and bacterial buildup, otherwise known as plaque, which eventually leads to cavities.
The treatments our dental practice in Fredericksburg offers to specifically combat childhood tooth decay are fluoride applications and sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the enamel, making the teeth more resistant to tooth decay. While adults can simply add more fluoride to their daily diet, children can experience accidental overexposure; it is therefore recommended that the mineral is only given to kids by a dentist. Sealants cover molars and prevent food particles from sticking to them. Because molars have lots of folds and fissures where food can easily become trapped, covering them with these plastic coatings makes them far less likely to develop cavities.
Keeping Children Comfortable
Fluoride, sealants, cleanings, and exams are all important procedures in kid’s dentistry. However, Dr. Duarte and Dr. Diaz understand that how you conduct treatments for children are just as important as the treatments themselves.
Children need to feel comfortable and safe when visiting a dental practice. A kid who has positive experiences seeing the dentist is more likely to continue seeing the dentist as an adult and maintain a healthy smile for the rest of their life. A child who sees dentistry as a source of discomfort, however, can develop anxieties and phobias that prevent them from getting the oral health care they may need later in life.
D&D Family Dentistry institutes a gentle approach which helps children feel calm and relaxed when they visit us. We do not rush treatment with them, and instead explain what procedure is being done in a way that they can understand. Knowing how and why the dentist takes care of their smiles makes children feel more in control and relaxed about their dental care.
Contact Us for Children’s Dental Care
D&D Family Dentistry provides kid’s dentistry in Fredericksburg. Between these services and the care we can provide adults, we have treatments available for the whole family. For more information, or to schedule your next dental appointment, call us today!