Taking care of your children’s teeth is a vital part of their development. Your child is never too old or too young for a check-up and routine cleaning. At Cynthia J. Mikula, DDS, we offer pediatric dentistry to keep your children’s teeth in tip-top shape. Their smiles will be brighter when they have healthy teeth. We have the whole family’s dental needs covered. Contact us online or call us at (440) 871-7170 to schedule an appointment. You can also pay us a visit in Bay Village, OH.
What is Pediatric Dentistry?
You may be wondering why pediatric dentistry is different from regular dentistry. Pediatric dentistry ensures that your child’s teeth develop as they should. It also offers unique services to help your children as they develop their adult teeth. As pediatric dentists, we recommend that parents implement regular dental check-ups from infancy and continue until their teenage years. This will ensure that your children have good habits as they enter adulthood.
Pediatric Dental Procedures We Offer
We offer a range of pediatric dental services to help you maintain your child’s dental health. You can come to us for everything from routine checks to dental emergencies.
Routine Teeth Cleaning
While brushing your teeth every day keeps them clean and healthy, a thorough teeth cleaning is still necessary from time to time to prevent a number of dental diseases. Try to schedule these regular services every 6 months or so. These professional teeth cleaning sessions will do more for your child’s dental health than you know. We also use these short sessions to teach your children about good dental hygiene practices. Education is an essential part of our services.
One of the best cavity prevention techniques is fluoride treatment. These treatments also prevent a buildup of plaque and tartar. You would not want your children to develop cavities since they can be painful. Routine fluoride treatments are a vital part of children’s dental care and will keep these unwanted things at bay!
It is common for children to need extractions, especially if a tooth is beyond repair. Extracting the tooth is the best way to relieve them of pain and discomfort.
Pediatric Dental Emergencies
Your children can also have dental emergencies, such as an infection, broken tooth, or severe toothache. Toothache can be unbearable, especially for younger infants and young children. We offer emergency pediatric care so we can provide relief to your child as soon as possible. Reach out to us if your child has a severe toothache and is experiencing difficulty eating. We will handle your dental emergency with urgency! You can entrust us with your children’s dental care.
No matter how you try to keep your children’s teeth clean and healthy, tooth decay and damage may still prevail. A filling can offer relief from pain and improve the stability of your child’s damaged tooth.
Crowns are caps made from steel or porcelain. They replace the outer part of a tooth for functional and aesthetic purposes. Crowns can be accompanied by fillings if a filling is not strong enough to hold the tooth together.
We also apply sealants as an extra cavity prevention method. Resin-based sealants are bonded to the surface of the tooth to prevent tooth decay in areas that may be hard to reach with a toothbrush.
Sealants are primarily for the prevention of tooth decay and cavities, while bonding aims to fix crooked or damaged teeth. This is done by sculpting resin onto your child’s teeth to correct the defect. This is a quick and simple procedure that will improve the appearance of your child’s teeth.
The Benefits of Specialized Pediatric Dentists
Children develop teeth from the age of 6 months. At the age of 5 or 6, they start losing their baby teeth, and their permanent adult teeth follow shortly after. As you can see, from the age of 6 months to their teenage years, children need proper dental care. From infancy to 6 years old, they go through the critical stage of developing adult teeth. If something hinders this developmental phase, it can affect their teeth for the rest of their lives.
Their baby teeth set the stage, so to speak, for their permanent teeth. They act as placeholders, ensuring that their adult teeth have a suitable place to grow. Not to mention the pain and discomfort of tooth decay, infections, and cavities.
That is why it is so important to stay on top of your child’s dental hygiene from the beginning. As your children grow up with healthy teeth, it is easier for them to chew crunchy fruit and vegetables. Tooth defects can also cause speech impediments and contribute to low self-esteem. With strong, clean teeth, your children can smile confidently!
Nothing is more important than the health of our children, and keeping their teeth strong is vital.
Proper dental care received at a young age is transformative to a child’s health, growth, and can set the stage for their future bright smiles.
Preventive dentistry focuses on procedures and life practices that help our patients prevent any progression of oral disease.
What We Do
We strive to teach and help our youngest patients understand how to care for their teeth each day. Our goal is to start them off with life-long healthy dental habits. We work with children to ensure this is a daily process they can begin at home.
Who We Are
Our staff is trained and well-equipped to provide your children with a warm, friendly environment where they will feel encouraged to take care of their growing teeth.
We strive to be the practice the entire family goes to seek proper preventative and corrective dental procedures.
— Dr. Cynthia Mikula
How We Do It
A preventive care exam will include the cleaning of the teeth, which removes accumulations of calculus. It will also include examination of the teeth and soft tissue. We are proud to utilize newer techniques to diagnose periodontal, or gum disease, by using computerized measurement devices that measure the bacterial content in the mouth. Rest assured that each child will leave our office with a clean, beautiful smile and the education necessary to maintain a happy smile as they grow!
Trustworthy Pediatric Dentists
You can trust us as your children’s dentists. We offer a friendly environment for children to feel relaxed as we take care of their teeth. We understand that most children don’t like dentists. However, we aim to change that outlook by ensuring that they have a positive experience when they come to our offices. At Cynthia J. Mikula, DDS, we take pediatric dentistry seriously. We don’t only focus on short-term solutions, but we strive to implement strong foundations for children to develop. We take pride in trustworthy family dentistry services, so you and your family can enjoy healthy smiles! Contact us online or call us if you need more information on our pediatric dentistry services. You can also visit us in Bay Village, OH, to schedule a consultation.
Dental Care Tips
February marks the time to focus on healthy teeth and gums and we are ready to help.
Don’t let cavities or dental problems follow you into the new year.
This is the month where kids get to indulge in all the candy they want, but we have a few easy tips to keep their “treating” from becoming cavities.
We are excited to celebrate our young patients by encouraging them to keep healthy dental habits and proudly support this year’s campaign “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.”
School sports are in full swing and with any sport comes the risk of injury.
We are proud to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month and encourage you to brush, floss, rinse and chew.