Infants and Toddlers
The infancy and toddler years are an essential period in your child’s oral health journey. During this time, the foundation is laid for their future oral health. At Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry, we provide comprehensive oral exams, employing a gentle touch that puts even the youngest patients at ease. Our preventive care includes fluoride treatments that bolster the strength of their primary teeth, also known as “baby teeth”, helping to stave off decay.
In addition to these in-clinic services, we offer indispensable guidance to parents. From managing teething symptoms to establishing a consistent oral hygiene routine, we arm you with the knowledge to navigate this crucial period. We also discuss habits like thumb-sucking and pacifier use, educating you on their impact and offering helpful advice on how to manage them, ensuring that your child’s dental development stays on track.
As your child grows and moves into their pre-teen years, their dental needs become more complex. Our team at Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry evolves with these needs, providing a host of services designed to maintain and protect your child’s developing oral health. Dental sealants, for example, are an excellent preventive measure for this age. They’re painted onto the chewing surfaces of molars to guard against tooth decay, a common issue for pre-teens.
With the potential eruption of adult teeth, the alignment of your child’s teeth may need to be assessed. We provide orthodontic consultations, catching early orthodontic issues before they become larger problems. Additionally, for the pre-teens involved in sports, we create custom-fitted mouthguards to protect their teeth during physical activities. Throughout all these services, our priority remains your child’s comfort and positive dental experience.
Teenage years are often characterized by significant changes, and this includes their oral health. The eruption of wisdom teeth can present new challenges, requiring ongoing monitoring and potentially, extraction procedures. At Union Orthodontics + Pediatric Dentistry, our team conducts thorough dental examinations to manage these changes effectively.
Orthodontic care often becomes a point of focus during these years. While it may seem like an after-thought when considering primary dental care, it is integral for a proper bite and alignment. Whether it’s traditional braces or other modern orthodontic solutions, we’re here to guide your teen through the options that best suit their needs.
During this stage, we also acknowledge the importance of aesthetics in dental health. A confident smile can significantly boost a teenager’s self-esteem. Therefore, we provide professional cleanings and treatments aimed at enhancing the appearance of your teen’s smile, ensuring they face their everyday life with confidence and a healthy smile.