Children are at risk of tooth decay because their enamel is much softer and thinner on their baby teeth than it would be on adult teeth. Taking care of children’s teeth early on will make sure their adult teeth grow into the correct position and stay healthy. Decay is caused by a breakdown of enamel by bacteria feeding on leftover particles from foods such as cereals, candy, and bread and beverages such as juice and milk. If proper oral health care is not maintained, cavities will eventually start to form.
When a child starts to develop tooth decay, you may see white spots forming on the surface of their teeth. As time goes on the white spots could turn into light brown spots which will indicate early stages of cavity growth. If a cavity develops, the hole will need to be cleaned out and filled. In order to prevent tooth decay from happening, start brushing your child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth appears and make sure to limit sticky and sugary foods.
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It can be hard to find a dentist that you trust, but with Dr. Kleiner and our outstanding team of dental professionals you can be confident that you have a team committed to providing you and your family with excellent dental care. Our philosophy of treating every patient like a member of our family extends to your entire family. Dr. Kleiner is an experienced children's dentist and is well-versed in handling dental anxiety that is common with both children and adults. In addition to his experience with children and adults, Dr. Kleiner is also comfortable treating those with special needs and is happy to work with special circumstances.
Providing complete, comprehensive dental care is at the forefront of our minds. We specialize in treating all patients, including those with special needs. If your child is unable to regularly visit the dentist because of an injury, or has a disability that prevents them from seeing a regular dentist, we can help. We pay a great amount of care and attention to those who require certain accommodations beyond our regular treatments.
Whether a checkup, cleaning, or extraction is needed, our professionals will help your child achieve optimal oral health while creating a safe and comfortable environment. Our flexible treatments ensure the creation of a specific and custom plan to ensure their treatment services run as smoothly as possible.