When you’re already running around trying to balance work, time with your family, activities, and errands, the last thing you need to do is find a separate dental office for your child. At White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we make it easy for the entire family to get outstanding dental care. Drs. Brandon and Julia White are parents themselves and know how to make visits to the dentist comfortable and fun for kids, offering children's dentistry in Goode, VA to instill a lifelong habit that will keep their smile healthy for years to come.
At their checkup and cleaning appointment, we’ll take the time to ensure that your child feels relaxed and at ease. We’ll inspect their teeth for cavities and teach your little one about the importance of protecting their smile from bacteria—in terms that they will understand, of course. Then one of our hygienists will perform a thorough, yet gentle, cleaning of your child’s teeth, helping to prevent future decay.
We love caring for growing smiles in Goode, and our team offers several children’s dental services that help protect your child’s teeth from damage and decay. Dental sealants, for instance, are perfect for sealing deep pits and grooves that trap food particles on back molars. All Dr. White has to do is paint the tough plastic material over the surface and harden it with a light in a matter of minutes. There’s no discomfort involved for your child whatsoever, and they continue brushing and flossing while having a little extra help in the process.
Your child’s teeth enamel has to withstand a barrage of acids and bacteria that reside in their mouth. Frankly, it could use some reinforcement! That’s where fluoride comes in. This mineral strengthens enamel and prevents decay. After your child’s teeth have been cleaned, we can apply a concentrated fluoride treatment to their teeth, giving their enamel a boost in between dental visits. At home, you also may want to consider using fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes for added protection, but watch your young ones as they use these products to make sure that they don’t swallow.
If Dr. White does find a cavity in your child’s teeth, don’t worry! We can get them back to full oral health without impairing the appearance of your child’s smile. We use tooth-colored fillings, which are made from composite resin, to address tooth decay in a less invasive, more effective way. This material allows us to remove only the infected portions of the decayed tooth, to strengthen the tooth structure, and to blend the filling seamlessly with their enamel color.