Children’s Dentistry in Erie, PA

Kids Dentist Office that Cares!

children's dentalWe know that some children may experience anxiety in new situations. This is why kids dentist, Dr. Schloss works hard to place your child at ease before starting any kind of procedure. He employs advanced techniques and offers treatment with care and compassion. Our goal is to make sure that generations of children grow up without any fear of the dental office.

Our team encourages children of all ages to use proper dental hygiene at home. We teach them how to best achieve good dental health. We look forward to beginning our relationship with your child at age 3 and enjoying their return visits as we help them keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.

Erie PA Kids DentistChildren’s Dental Habits to Last a Lifetime!

We share your goal for maintaining your child’s oral health. Teaching them good routines from the start creates a vital, lifetime foundation of strong dental habits.

From a young age, many factors contribute to your child’s cavities. Children lack the necessary coordination to brush properly on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to help in their child’s daily hygiene. This promotes both thorough cleaning and the development of proper dental practices. Improper cleaning means teeth are more likely to develop decay when exposed to food and juice acids. Little kids often “graze” – eating frequently throughout the day. This results in a protracted exposure to food acids, which may result in more cavities.

The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the teeth, can drastically reduce the odds of a cavity.

Children’s Dentistry – A Simple Way to Prevent Child Tooth Decay

Childrens dentist Erie PADental sealants neutralize a child’s failure to brush properly. Even though they work hard, they’re still learning. At their young age, hand-to-eye coordination isn’t completely matured. It’s possible, even with careful brushing, that the deep grooves in the back of their teeth may not be cleaned. These hard-to-reach brushing spots even trouble adults. This results in bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which will lead to decay. Once the tooth has decayed, it is damaged permanently and will need a filling or a crown.

A children’s dental dental sealant treatment covers the following steps:

  • The tooth (or teeth) is cleaned and sterilized.
  • A thin, white or clear plastic coating is brushed on the area.
  • A curing light is pointed at the sealant to bond it to their teeth.
  • In minutes, without shots or drills, the entire process is done.
  • It’s totally harmless.

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Applying dental sealants is one of the best things both children and adolescents can do to prevent damage and safeguard their natural teeth!

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (814) 835-3740 to schedule a visit for everyone.