Children’s Dentistry – Wauwatosa, WI
We Help Growing Smiles Stay Healthy & Happy
Pediatric dental services cater to the dental needs of children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. At Wauwatosa Dental Arts, our experts are specially trained to help your children get the best dental care in a comfortable, friendly environment.
Why Choose Wauwatosa Dental Arts for Children’s Dentistry?
- Kid-Friendly Cavity Prevention Treatments
- We See Infants, Toddlers, Children, & Teens
- Providing Quality Care for Children Who Have Special Needs
Your Child’s First Visit
Ideally, a child should visit their dentist by the time they turn one year old. During your baby’s first checkup, we will take the time to acquaint ourselves with your baby’s health history and examine their mouth. We will also answer any questions you may have in relation to your infant’s dental health.
Children’s Checkups & Cleanings
Biannual dental checkups allow us to keep track of your child’s dental health, and to help them develop an at-home oral care regime which sets the foundation of good dental care habits at an early age.
Tooth decay is a common occurrence in children. It is not only a painful and unpleasant condition, but could also cause more serious problems such as gum disease and tooth loss. Dental sealants are a thin coating of plastic which are applied on the rough surfaces of a child’s back teeth to shield the enamel from cavity-causing bacteria.
Fluoride Treatment for Kids
Fluoride has been found to be effective in controlling cavities and tooth decay. It helps to prevent mineral loss from the tooth enamel, and also helps in the remineralization of the enamel. We offer topical fluoride treatment for children’s teeth.
Custom mouthguards can help protect your child’s teeth from injury while playing sports. They can also protect the teeth from the damage caused by bruxism (the habit of grinding and clenching the teeth during sleep).
Silver Diamine Fluoride
If your child has a cavity, we offer an advanced, FDA-approved treatment with silver diamine fluoride. This is a liquid substance that we’re able to brush onto the damaged tooth, which kills the bacteria, stops the cavity from progressing, and even prevents future decay from developing in that area. The process is also simple and pain-free, so your child won’t have to sit in the treatment chair for very long.
Frenectomies/Lip & Tongue-Tie
It’s estimated that anywhere from four to 11 percent of newborns have lip or tongue ties. This is when the connecting piece of tissue that attaches their lips to their gums or their tongue to the floor of their mouth is overgrown, limiting their oral mobility. It’s easily recognized by its noticeable side effects, like difficulty latching while breastfeeding and digestive issues at a young age. We offer fast and precise laser frenectomies that can allow your little one to regain the complete range of motion of their lips and tongue, reducing their chances of them experiencing digestive issues, gapped teeth when they’re older, and blocked ducts and nipple thrush for the mother.
Non-nutritive habits, like thumb-sucking, pacifier use, and sucking on blankets, are common safety and comforting mechanisms that babies develop. While completely normal at a young age, there comes a time when these habits could have permanent effects on their oral development and cause issues like severe orthodontic problems and speech impediments. To prevent this from occurring, we offer advice on how to break these habits as your child grows, based on recommendations from the American Dental Association.
Is your child complaining about a painful toothache that’s keeping them from being able to fall asleep or focus on their schoolwork? This could be a sign of an infection due to an untreated cavity. Our team offers pulp therapy, an advanced procedure where we remove the damaged nerves inside their tooth, clean the area, rebuild the structure of the tooth, and then top it off with a dental crown for added protection and strength. That way, your child can continue using their primary tooth until it’s naturally ready to fall out.
Emergency Dentistry for Kids
Injuries and dental emergencies can be distressing for children as well as parents. Some of the most common dental emergencies experienced by children are severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, crown fracture, root fracture, injury or trauma to the face, lips, jaw or tongue, concussions, etc. If your child experiences a dental emergency, please give us a call immediately.