At Playtime Dental, we offer a full range of services to provide for your child’s dental care.
Making and keeping dental appointments for your child is crucial for maintaining good oral health and setting them on a path to dental health. With your help and ours, your child’s smile can develop into a bright, happy one that will last their entire lifetime.
CleaningsA basic exam and cleaning should be performed every 6 months. This twice a year visit is intended to maintain your child’s teeth and gums, detect any problems early, and prevent small dental issues from becoming big ones. If you miss an appointment, reschedule as soon as possible.
SealantsAs your child’s back teeth come in, we will seal the chewing surfaces of each molar with a tooth colored, non-invasive sealant that coats the tiniest cracks and crevices where toothbrush bristles cannot reach. This can prevent cavities from forming and help you avoid costlier dental work in the future.
FillingsDental fillings have come a long way in the past 20 years! Instead of the silver amalgam used in many dental offices in the last century, tooth colored fillings are now available that can repair a tooth with a cavity without being noticeable. Filling small cavities can prevent tooth infections, premature tooth loss, and tooth or gum pain.
CrownsWhen a filling isn’t sufficient to repair a tooth which has had decay, a crown can be used to cover the tooth and prevent bacteria from entering the hole. A crown can also be used to support a spacer if a tooth has been lost prematurely. Crowns allow the natural bite to be restored so your child can chew and speak naturally.
OrthodonticsIf your child has a small mouth, crowded or badly spaced teeth, or other dental issues, we can evaluate his or her needs as they grow and provide braces if and when they are needed. Early intervention allows your child to develop a beautiful, even smile. Ask Dr. Jackson if braces are right for your child!
ExtractionsSometimes a tooth is badly damaged and causing infection. In such cases, extracting the tooth may be the best option! We focus on minimizing the trauma and pain of losing a tooth, and provide options for maintaining space until a new tooth grows in or repairing your child’s smile if an adult tooth is lost.
Mouthguards / NightguardsMouthguards for sports activities should be custom fitted to your child’s mouth for maximum safety and protection. Likewise, children who grind their teeth at night can benefit from a custom nightguard that protects their teeth from wear and their jaw from the strain caused by repeated motion and clenching.
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