Dental Care for Children
The best way to maintain good oral health and an attractive smile is through proper maintenance and dental care. There is no easier way to help your child achieve these goals then by starting an early relationship between them and an experienced dentist. Red Bank cosmetic dentist Michael Bixby knows the importance of starting and maintaining good dental habits at a young age, and this is why Dr. Bixby offers his Red Bank patients pediatric dentistry services for patients from the toddler years through adolescence and into adulthood. Dr. Bixby offers pediatric dental services for all aspects of his patient’s oral health, from preventative to restorative dentistry.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Preventative dentistry is the key to good oral health, and this is especially true for children who come to our dental office with newly erupted teeth. Dr. Bixby recommends bi-annual exams and cleanings for all of his patients. Through x-rays and visual exams, Dr. Bixby can detect any conditions that your child may experience and provide treatment at the earliest stage possible. Regular cleanings allow Dr. Bixby to keep your child’s teeth clean, and teach them good oral hygiene habits and proper techniques. One of the most important aspects of these appointments is creating a positive relationship with your child so they learn to appreciate the dentist, rather than fear it. Dr. Bixby does his best to ensure that each child who comes to his office has a positive experience and looks forward to their next appointment.
One of the most common pediatric services performed by Dr. Bixby is cavity treatment and the placement of dental fillings. Tooth decay is a common occurrence in children, especially when they are in the early stages of developing good oral hygiene habits. When decay is detected in its early stages, Dr. Bixby can treat the tooth with a dental filling. Dr. Bixby recommends composite fillings to his pediatric patients. These fillings are made to closely match the color of the natural tooth material. This makes for a more attractive and less embarrassing restoration for his pediatric patients. Some studies suggest that composite fillings are also safer than metal fillings because they are free of the mercury that is used in amalgam fillings.
While not as common for his pediatric dental patients in Red Bank, restorative dentistry is sometimes necessary even in small children. For our pediatric dental patients, this is typically the result of an injury or trauma that has severely weakened or compromised the tooth. In these cases, Dr. Bixby is likely to apply a dental crown to the injured tooth. A dental crown is placed over the affected tooth to restore strength and provide protection.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are looking for quality dental care for your child in a caring and comfortable environment, look no further than Dr. Michael Bixby’s Red Bank cosmetic dentistry practice. Whether your child simply needs a routine cleaning or requires treatment to restore the function of a tooth, Dr. Bixby can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bixby at your earliest convenience. We look forward to working with you and your child!