Saginaw Pediatric Dentistry offers a range of pediatric dentistry services, including education, prevention and treatment. Here at Saginaw, our goal is to prevent difficult pediatric complications from occurring. However, if they do, we have the knowledge, resources, and sophistication to treat those difficult occurrences.
Our services are focused on educating both the children we care for and their families to developing healthy habits and preventing tooth decay. While this is our ideal goal, we understand that when this is not the case and further action is needed, we have the abilities to repair and restore your child’s smile. On a general basis, we see patients every six months for a routine check-up and cleaning, unless advised differently from your pediatric dentist due to an alternative treatment plan.
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Check-Ups & Cleanings
Working with you, our board-certified pediatric dentists will teach your child how to effectively brush and floss while monitoring their teeth for any signs of decay.
In some instances, your child’s dentist may use fluoride varnish to help prevent tooth decay or stop it from getting worse.
Tooth Colored Fillings
In the event that your kid’s dentist notices the start of an infection, we will work with you to develop recommendations for a treatment plan based on their unique needs.
Intravenous Sedation (in office)
While many children remain unfazed by the excitement of a dental appointment, others may require a bit more assistance remaining calm and comfortable during the completion of necessary procedures. The biggest advantage to IV sedation is that the dentist can give your child more medicine during a longer procedure to keep him or her relaxed.
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings a dentist places on the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars (back teeth). They fill the deep grooves that are hard for children to properly clean by brushing.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are metal caps used by dentists to repair a decayed baby tooth with the goal of preventing it from decaying further.
Dark teeth can be caused by soft drinks, dark juices, popsicles, coffee, and many other foods. Though bleaching can help with the appearance of your child’s teeth, our team recommends this decision only be considered after age 14, at which point the adult teeth have fully erupted.
Sedation at Outpatient Surgery
In some circumstances, our pediatric dentist may recommend sedation at an outpatient surgery center in order to maximize your child’s comfort during certain procedures.