Do not wait to take care of your teeth until a problem arises. Often, very painful and expensive dental issues can be prevented with regular cleanings and check-ups with your dentist. Dr. Bradford Korn, Dr. David Harrison and Dr. Keith Harrison want to be your family and pediatric dentist. It is important to get kids acclimated to a dental office at an early age. As your pediatric dentist, we want to help you provide the best preventative healthcare available for your little ones for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
How Can I Prevent Larger Dental Issues?
It is important to handle any small dental issues as they arise to prevent further damage to your smile. We suggest making regular cleaning appointments with exams, x-rays, and sealants for children to keep mouths healthy and to catch any tooth decay early before it becomes a bigger problem.
With children, we highly recommend sealants. As a child’s teeth grow, the ridges and grooves on the chewing surfaces of their molars can be very deep and catch food and bacteria, often resulting in tooth decay. Sealants are placed to “seal” these areas and provide a smoother surface, allowing for more effective brushing to combat decay. If any decay is found, it is vital to remove the infection and place fillings so the decay does not spread to adjacent teeth or further injure the affected teeth.
Adults and children alike can grind their teeth. Teeth grinding wears down tooth enamel and exposes the softer insides of your teeth to outside stimuli. This can cause severe sensitivity and leave the internal structures of your teeth exposed to bacteria and other elements. We can provide preventative care for teeth grinding with protective occlusal guards.
Harrison Dental Group is a family dental practice in Fort Wayne, IN. Please call our office at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment with us.