Dr. Gentry's young patients enjoy coming to their dental check-ups and treatments, as she puts them at ease to make them feel comfortable. She use the latest treatments in children's dentistry and delivers them with compassion and thoughtful care.
Our team enjoys teaching children how to care for their teeth and lets them know that proper care will let them keep their permanent teeth for a lifetime. We enjoy their first visit at age three, and every year thereafter as they grow and change.
We want all children to feel comfortable with dental care. Whether they are scared or active, we help them feel relaxed in our care. Our parents have been very pleased that we can change their kids' minds about coming to the dentist. If you have a child that has anxiety, we can help.
We stress the importance of children learning how to care for their teeth at an early age. We do so in an environment that is comfortable and fun for them and make sure they understand that caring for their teeth is important for good health.
Children are more prone to cavities for various reasons. Once decay has set in to a tooth, it is permanent damage that requires a filling. Until a child is able to make proper brushing and flossing a daily habit, we ask parents to supervise them with their dental routine.
Children eat throughout the day, and every time food and drink are consumed, acid is produced in the mouth. Teeth that are not clean cause continued acid production and bacteria build-up, and this will lead to decay. We recommend continued daily dental hygiene, more nutritious food choices, and one application of a mineralizing varnish to the surfaces of teeth to reduce the chances of decay.
Even meticulous brushing can miss hard-to-reach areas in the back of the mouth. As plaque begins to form, decay will follow. Fortunately, there is a preventive treatment that can help keep this from happening. One application of a dental sealant is quick, easy, and very effective in the fight against decay.
This is the whole procedure: Once the teeth have been cleaned and sterilized, Dr. Gentry applies a thin coating of the sealant to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. It is clear or white and therefore invisible. With a curing light, the coating is bonded to the surface of the teeth. And that is the entire procedure that takes just minutes!
It has been proven to be very effective for both adolescents and children in the fight against decay and helping them to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (252) 764-2784 to schedule a visit for everyone.
1165 Cedar Point Blvd, Suite P
Cedar Point, NC 28584
Mon. & Tue. 8-5
Thurs. 9-6, Fri. 8-4