Pediatric Dentistry Treatments in Fitchburg

Children should establish proper oral care at their early age. A strong foundation of oral practice can benefit them throughout their lives by lowering the risk of developing bacteria that can cause dental issues. Here at Mendota Springs Dentistry, we offer Pediatric Dentistry services to provide the healthiest mouth possible for your children and establish a comfortable and positive impression for future dental visits.

Pediatric Dentistry

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

It is a branch of dentistry specialized in providing oral care needs for children to prevent dental damage and to keep the mouth healthy. It involves series of treatments including preventative measures considering their behavioral needs for a better and comfortable dental experience. Pediatric Dentistry focuses on preventing oral damages to avoid complex procedures in the future.

Pediatric Dentistry Treatments

  • Cleanings and Checkups

Though Regular brushing and flossing can contribute to good dental practice, it cannot ensure that your child has a healthy mouth since there are areas in the teeth where plaques can hide. That’s why professional cleaning and routine checkup is necessary to keep an eye on the children’s complete oral health. Through this, early signs of oral issues can be detected and addressed right away to prevent the damage from spreading.

  • Dental X-Rays

It is a form of radiographic imaging which helps in detecting early signs of damage that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Digital x-ray is safe for children since it has less radiation compared to traditional x-ray.

  • Dental Sealants

Dental sealants refer to the thin plastic coating placed on the chewing surface of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay and damage.

  • Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral which strengthens the teeth enamel. Fluoride treatment involves the application of fluoride varnish or gel over the teeth to strengthen enamel protecting the teeth from acid attacks that might cause decay.

  • Treatment for Early Childhood Caries

Children are prone to developing caries. We at Mendota Springs Dentistry offers treatment to remove caries that could form into tartar which can put the oral health at risk.

Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Development of Good oral habits
  • Early Detection of oral issues
  • Ease Fear and anxiety
  • Keep healthy mouth
  • Prevents Decay

A Dental visit is essential especially for children since they are prone to develop tooth decay because of their habits and food intake. Taking preventative measures by letting your child undergo pediatric treatment will ensure healthy oral condition.

Mendota Springs Dentistry is always ready to take action involving your child’s oral health. If you want to experience secure and more child-friendly Pediatric Dentistry Services in Fitchburg, contact us and book your appointment at 608-237-6080.

Taking The Scares Out of October

What is it about the month of October? Every corner you turn there’s someone waiting to trick or scare you or your child! The masks, the decorations, and the tricksters all have one goal in mind: To scare! Is your family into haunted houses, or do you stay as far away as possible?

At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we’ve done everything to create a calm, peaceful and scare-free place for every member of your family. Our children’s dentistry is one area that we pay special time and attention to create this peaceful atmosphere. We know that your child does not want to feel anxiety or fear when they are at the dental office. We also acknowledge some patients allow fear to prevent them from getting the necessary dental procedures and treatments that they need.

Mendota Springs Dentistry offers a wide variety of amenities that are focused on creating an environment that will give peace and enjoyment to your children.

  • Children’s play area
  • Netflix
  • Wireless Headphones
  • Blankets and Pillows
  • Computers
  • Flat Screen TVs in Patient’s Rooms
  • Music

For some patients, sedation dentistry may be required. We offer Nitrous Oxide, also known as “laughing gas” to help patients fully relax and be comfortable during appointments. This is a great option for adults or children who have fears, special needs or medical issues that make it difficult to receive dental care.

Book your children’s dentistry appointment with Mendota Springs Dentistry this fall. Come in and experience a calm and peaceful dental appointment for you and your child.

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Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

Using Positive Reinforcements To Encourage Dental Health For Your Children

We all know that our children should be brushing their teeth two times a day and flossing their teeth one time a day. While we know this information is a part of pediatric dentistry, it’s hard to implement it into a daily routine for our children. Toddlers require a lot of hands on instruction and care. As a parent, you usually guide them through each practice during the day until it’s finally time for them to go to bed and you can relax! But, what happens when your child enters elementary age and they become more independent and they don’t require your one-on-one attention and care? Will they continue those habits you instilled in them in the early years? How about when it comes to dental health, will they continue brushing and flossing routines out of your presence?

One way to help facilitate and encourage their independence and positive habits is to offer positive reinforcements when they complete their dental tasks. Positive reinforcement is a powerful and effective way to shape and change behavior. It works by presenting a motivating item to a person after the desired behavior is exhibited, making the behavior more likely to happen in the future. Here are some suggestions of types of positive reinforcements for your children. Remember, all children are different, so choose which motivator will connect with them.

Concrete motivation – is something that is very concrete and tangible. For example, if your child brushes his teeth for 7 days straight without you reminding them, he will receive his favorite toy.

Social motivation – is a simple positive gesture from you in response to a good behavior. For example, when your daughter completes her flossing in the evening you will give her a thumbs up?

Activity motivation – is when you present your child with a positive opportunity to engage in a fun or thrilling activity. For example, you will read your son his favorite bedtime book when he completes his entire daily dental routine with no assistance.

It’s important to remember that forming habits takes time and work for little ones. Make forming dental habits for your children a fun and positive experience. At Mendota Springs Dentistry, we want to help support you in making dental care a positive experience as well. We love your kids and will make every effort to make their dental care a fun and positive experience.

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Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

What Age Do You First Take Your Little One To The Dentist?

When you have your babies their first for everything is a time to celebrate. Remember the first time they said “mama” or “dada?” You still probably look back at the video of their first steps with great fondness. These events surprised you one day, probably with no warning or planning. One first you can plan for is your little one’s first dental visit. When should this first visit happen?

As a general rule, your child should have their first dental visit by their first birthday. This early age might surprise you, however studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. Children can get cavities as early as age two.

During this visit with your little one you can expect to discuss how to care for your infant’s or toddler’s mouth, proper use of fluoride, oral habits such as finger and thumb sucking, teething and milestones of development and the important link between their diet and oral health. The dentist will also evaluate the level of risks and needs for your child, and offer a plan for future visits and follow-up.

You can begin preparing your child for their first visit before they enter the office. There are many children’s picture books that discuss dentists and their offices. Take your little one to their older sibling’s appointments to watch and learn proper behavior, and to begin to build a relationship with the dentist and hygienists. Usually, at the first appointment, there is paperwork that needs to be filled out. When you call to make that initial appointment, find out if you can fill out the information on-line, or through the mail beforehand, so you can focus on the needs of your child while at the dentist.

When considering the right dentist for your little one, be sure to choose a family dental practice like Mendota Springs Dentistry. The advantages to this type of dentistry are recommended over specific dental practices that only treat certain age brackets. At Mendota Springs Dentistry we evaluate all members of your family, and can spot tendencies based on each members’ history. We make your entire family’s dental experience a pleasant one.

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Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709

Back To School Dental Concerns

Teachers, parents, and students are all excited that school is underway this fall. New backpacks, freshly sharpened pencils, and memorizing locker combinations are filling the moments of most of our days. It’s a time of great excitement, but for some, it can also surface some anxieties about specific dental needs your child might experience during the school day.

Losing a Tooth At School

Children typically lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4-12. The chances of your child losing at least one of those teeth at school are pretty high. Don’t fret, most elementary teachers are used to this, and can assist your child, or send them to the school nurse. If your child does have a loose tooth, send them to school with a baggie, or if you’re extra ambitious, you can make or purchase a lost tooth bag to put in their backpacks. You want to make sure they have the lost tooth for when the Tooth Fairy visits that night!

Students With Braces

Be sure to consult your orthodontist about brushing needs while at school. If they recommend a brushing during the day, be sure to pack a small toothpaste and toothbrush in your child’s backpack for them to take to the bathroom some time during the day. Lost retainers tend to be a big problem for students who just got their braces removed. It’s typical for a student to place their retainer on their cafeteria tray, and then hurriedly dispose of both tray and retainer as the school bell rings to rush to the next class. Be sure to develop a plan and place for your child to create a habit of “setting it, so they won’t be forgetting it” each day.

Sport and Recess Teeth Injury Prevention

Kids play hard. Most kids on the playground have one speed, which is FAST. In sports their aim is to win at all costs. Teeth-related injuries can occur when children have very few cautionary thoughts while playing. Discuss the sports and activities in which your child participates with your dentist to see if you need to provide a mouth guard for your sporty child.

Making a plan for your child before they go to school empowers them to know what to do while they are at school. This empowerment can relieve your anxiousness about dental care at school for you and your child. Send your child to school confidently. At Mendota Springs Dentistry we wish you all an A+ start to your school year.

Posted of behalf of Mendota Springs Dentistry

Mendota Springs Dentistry
Mendota Springs Dentistry

6317 McKee Rd, #500
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 957-7709