A child’s smile needs special attention. Because they are prone to developing tooth decay and cavities at a young age, it is necessary they receive regular checkups and cleanings to mitigate any potential problems that might try to interfere with their oral health. This is why Langworthy Family Dentistry is pleased to provide children’s dentistry in Fuquay-Varina! Designed with your child’s smile in mind, our team will take special care of their teeth and gums while also providing beneficial tips to maintain optimal oral hygiene at home. If you are ready to call our dental office your home for better oral healthcare, call us today to schedule an appointment.
Once your child’s first tooth erupts or by the time they reach the age of one, you should schedule to bring them in for their first dental checkup and cleaning. While these early visits may be more focused on establishing and building a relationship with your child, we will spend time discussing what you can do to better protect their teeth and gums at home while also encouraging your little one to get excited about oral hygiene.
During these visits, our pediatric dentist in Fuquay-Varina will carefully check their smiles to make sure there are no early signs of tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease. We also want to make sure that tooth eruption is occurring as it should, and their bite is developing accordingly. Should we notice anything that might be a cause for concern, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss it with you before moving forward with treatment. Fluoride application, dental sealants, and even nightguards for bruxism are just a few of the potential services you can expect us to recommend if necessary.
Once your child is a bit older, you can expect our team to be more thorough in our checkups as well as provide a complete professional cleaning to remove any hardened plaque and tartar that may be building around their teeth and gums.
As a family and kid’s dentist in Fuquay-Varina, Dr. Langworthy is pleased to provide a breadth of kid-friendly services designed to improve your child’s smile. Some of these services include:
You may not realize it, but it is possible for your child to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) at an early age. Because this is considered a type of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), its effects can extend far beyond the loud snoring you might hear at night. It can also negatively impact their ability to succeed academically, maintain positive and healthy relationships, and create significant problems with regard to the development of their teeth and jaw. Fortunately, with HeathyStart in Fuquay-Varina, we can use customized oral appliances that are designed to improve the positioning of your child’s oral structures. As a result, this system can help eliminate bad habits, allow for better breathing, bypass the possibility of braces in the future, and significantly reduce symptoms associated with SDB.