Brookside Dental Care Allentown PA

979 Brookside Road
Allentown, PA 18106

Dentistry Allentown PA

Children’s Dentistry

Children's Dentistry Allentown PA

Your Child’s Dental Visit

Our team works to ensure children of all ages feel comfortable and enjoy themselves, so bring the entire family! You can rest assured your child will receive the latest advances in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We encourage good brushing habits with children and enjoy teaching them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing them for their first dental visit with us at about two years old and watching them grow each year.

One of our practice goals is to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up without any dental anxiety. According to our happy parents, we are achieving those goals. Our office is a relaxed and cheerful place that children love to visit. Whether you have an active seven-year-old or a frightened three-year-old, we are here to help you.

Selecting a Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing a Pediatrician

Teaching good habits at a young age, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health. Children’s teeth can be susceptible to cavities at a young age due to several factors.

Children are often unable to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is essential for parents to be involved in a child’s daily dental care. This ensures teeth are thoroughly clean and they develop proper dental habits. Younger kids tend to eat more often throughout the day, which is called grazing. This leads to prolonged exposure to acid (acid is created every time you eat), which may cause more cavities. A tooth that is not properly cleaned will cause additional exposure to acid and the acceleration of cavity development.

The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can substantially reduce the likelihood of your child having a cavity.

Dental Sealants Dentist Allentown PA

Dental Sealants to Prevent Child Tooth Decay

We realize children often don’t do a great job at brushing their teeth. This applies to adults as well! Even meticulous brushing may not reach deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acid, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. Once a tooth has decay, it is permanently damaged and will need a filling or crown.

However, there is a way to help prevent all this from happening. The application of dental sealants will do the trick.

Here’s how dental sealants work:

  • Teeth are cleaned and sterilized.
  • A thin clear or white plastic coating is brushed on.
  • A curing light is applied to bond the sealant in place.
  • The entire procedure takes just a few minutes.
  • This does not require shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure.
  • It’s completely harmless.

Applying dental sealants is a great way for both children and adolescents to preserve their natural teeth!

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at 610-395-1630 to schedule a visit for everyone.