Digital X-rays use less radiation and produce images faster than traditional X-rays, reducing the amount of radiation exposure your child receives. They also produce very high quality images, enhancing our ability to detect cavities and other issues.
Prophy, or professional cleaning is a necessary part of good dental health. We include a cleaning as part of your child's regular dental check-up to remove harmful tartar and plaque from their teeth. Most children don't mind cleanings because the process isn't painful and is over quickly.
Dental sealants are widely used to protect teeth from decay. Sealants are plastic coatings that are placed over your child's teeth to keep them from developing decay. The sealant is inserted into the pits and fissures and over the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent particles of food from being trapped in the tooth. Sealants are safe and non-toxic.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen the enamel to prevent cavities. Although most tap water contains added fluoride, bottled water doesn't. The American Dental Association recommends that to provide maximum protection children should begin receiving fluoride treatments as soon as their teeth begin to emerge. At Atlantis Dental we recommend fluoride treatments for children of all ages. Children at high risk of developing cavities may require more frequent treatments. The treatment is painless and takes very little time.
Composite fillings use white synthetic resin to fill cavities. The resin is very strong, easy to work with and blends perfectly with the existing tooth. These versatile fillings can be used to save a badly decayed tooth without the need of a crown, saving you money.
Stainless steel crowns are extremely strong crowns made from a steel alloy. They are used when a damaged or decayed tooth needs to be replaced without extraction. We offer stainless steel crowns as an option when parents want to save a child's tooth with a durable replacement.
Baby root canals, or pulpotomies are used to save baby teeth that have become damaged or decayed and are at risk of developing infection. We remove the pulp from the baby tooth and replace it with a medicated filling. The tooth will remain healthy until it falls out naturally when your child grows older.
For anxious children or for children who are very sensitive to pain we recommend nitrous oxide sedation. This safe and proven sedative has been used for over 100 years to help patients stay calm.
When it's impossible for us to save a child's tooth we will recommend the tooth be extracted to reduce infection risk and damage to the remaining teeth.
If one or more of your child's baby teeth are lost prematurely we can provide a space maintainer to help their adult teeth grow into their proper alignments and locations.
If your child plays sports it's vital to protect their teeth from injury with a mouth guard. Ideally your child should wear a guard for all sports but it's especially important for them to wear one for high-impact sports such as football, hockey, rollerblading and skateboarding. Our guards are custom-made to fit your child's teeth perfectly without discomfort.
Dr. Bhardwaj of Atlantis Dental has a lifelong dedication to children's dentistry, and he has made caring for children in Oak Cliff and Dallas a major priority for his dental practice. Along with his friendly, fun and caring team, he has developed a reputation for providing gentle, caring and professional dental services to children. If you are looking for a dental practice who is sensitive to your child's needs and anxieties, we can help.
You can begin bringing your child to the dentist as early as six months. Babies can benefit from dental exams to ensure their baby teeth are growing in properly and that they have no health issues with their mouths and jaws. We can also assist when your baby begins teething by offering care advice and ensuring that her baby teeth are emerging correctly. We can begin protecting your baby’s teeth with fluoride varnish treatment as early as six months if their teeth are emerged.
When your child comes for their first visit we’ll examine their teeth and mouth to check for tooth decay and any oral health issues.
Regular dental exams and cleaning are very important to your child’s dental health. We recommend you bring your child at least every six months. Childhood is a vital time to teach proper dental care and brushing technique. Frequent regular exams allow us to monitor the health and growth of your child’s teeth to ensure they are free from decay and growing in properly.
When your child’s adult teeth begin to grow in, we will monitor their alignment and spacing to ensure they are growing correctly. If they are not, we will recommend orthodontic correction such as braces.
Dental sealants and fluoride are safe and widely used methods to protect teeth from decay. Sealants are coatings that are placed over teeth to keep them from developing decay in their pits and fissures. Sealants are safe and non-toxic and effective.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen the enamel to prevent cavities. Although most tap water contains added fluoride, bottled water doesn’t. The American Dental Association recommends that to provide maximum protection children should begin receiving fluoride treatments as soon as their teeth begin to emerge.
Sugary snacks and drinks can lead to decay and should be limited. Choose tooth-healthy snacks for your child such as nuts, fruit, cheese, boiled eggs, vegetables and yogurt.
Baby bottle decay can be caused if babies are allowed to sleep with their bottles. To reduce this risk, give only water to your baby at bedtime and naptime. Our commitment to children’s dentistry goes beyond dental care to providing your child with a positive experience with dental care that will stay with them for a lifetime. Call us today to book an appointment.