Get your little one on the right path towards a lifetime of healthy smiles with pediatric dental care at our office. With a focus on prevention and education, our Memphis pediatric dentist can help ensure your child's mouth is developing properly and minimize their chances of needing more complex treatment later in life. With gentle techniques and a caring approach, pediatric dentistry can keep your child healthy, so they can focus on what they do best: being a kid!
Anticipatory Nutrition Guidance
Our philosophy is to address the root of your oral issue rather than the symptoms. That's why our doctor is an advocate for incorporating a healthy diet into patients' lifestyles. It's not easy changing your eating habits, but we guarantee that it's worth it. A nutritional diet can benefit not only your oral health but your overall health: body and mind. This prevents health problems down the line that will cost time and money. But most importantly, it just feels good to put your health first. Our nutritional counseling is a vital resource if you want to achieve your health goals. We can help you make dietary changes that will keep your teeth, body, and mind healthy and happy!
Pediatric Digital X-Rays
Digital x-rays are fast, high-resolution images that capture your child’s jaw and tooth health. X-rays will only be recommended if your child’s dentist thinks they are necessary. For most cases, x-rays are taken every few years, however, your child’s dentist may recommend more if your child is at high risk for oral disease.
Dental sealants use a transparent liquid resin, which is applied directly to the teeth and is hardened using a UV light. This creates an impenetrable seal on your child’s tooth, which stops bacteria, acid, and food particles from causing cavities. This treatment is usually recommended specifically for cavity-prone rear teeth.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Cavities and toothaches are never fun, especially for your child. When it comes to treating decay in baby teeth, you may be wondering if there are alternatives to dental fillings. Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a non-invasive procedure that doesn't require any drills or shots and can be completed in minutes. This remarkable treatment not only stops decay but also provides relief from sensitivity, ensuring your child's comfort throughout the process. With SDF, we can offer a non-invasive option that eliminates the need for sedation, making it ideal for young patients, those with dental fears, or individuals with individualized disabilities.
Sports guards are worn over the teeth, and are specifically designed to protect your mouth from oral trauma caused by high-impact sports. Many sports put players at risk for dental injuries caused by collisions to the mouth, face, or head, but a custom-fitted sports guard can help protect you from chipping, cracking, or knocking out a tooth. Tailored to fit your unique smile, sports guards are both comfortable and durable, so you can play the sports you love without missing a beat.
A sports guard is essential if you’re an athlete who plays football, basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby, hockey, gymnastics, mountain biking, or if you participate in any other activities that put you at risk for injury due to falling, body contact, or flying objects.