Children’s Dentistry – Altavista, VA
Helping Small Smiles Stay Healthy
Children’s smiles are at-risk of oral health problems because they’re still in the learning stages of picking up healthy habits, like properly brushing their teeth every morning and night. Our dental team is friendly and always strives to leave a positive impression on little ones who visit us so they’re excited to come back. We offer a variety of kid-friendly dental treatments to help reduce their risk of common oral issues, like cavities, and keep their small smiles healthy. If it has been longer than six months since your child had their last dental appointment, call our dental office today for children's dentistry in Altavista, VA!
Why Choose Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry
for Children’s Dentistry?
Fun & Friendly
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
Just like adults, young patients also need to attend at least two checkups and cleanings a year with our staff. You can trust us to always personalize your child’s care to fit their current level of emotional maturity, starting with very gentle evaluations and then building up to more in-depth care as they need it. Our available services feature multiple options that are ideal for growing smiles, such as dental sealants that can protect back teeth and fluoride treatment which will strengthen enamel and help prevent cavities.
Like the name implies, dental sealants are designed to “seal” the chewing surfaces of back teeth and effectively keep out food particles and harmful bacteria that like to gather there while you’re enjoying favorite foods. Our doctors typically recommend this simple preventive service for children who may still be learning how to brush and floss properly, but they can also be good for adults who suffer from oversensitivity to tooth decay.
Infants and toddlers often develop a coping habit of sucking on their thumb, a blanket, or pacifiers to help them feel calm and safe. While this is completely healthy, if they don’t naturally break it before most of their teeth have begun to grow in, it could affect their oral development and put them at a higher risk for needing orthodontic treatment down the road. Our team offers tips and advice on how to help your little one break these habits before they begin shaping the development of their oral cavity.
Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems among children because they’re still learning how to properly brush and floss their teeth. If your little one experiences dental decay, we offer tooth-colored fillings to seamlessly treat them and prevent additional damage to their pearly whites. Using a composite resin, we’ll fill their affected tooth. Because this material is biocompatible, it’s able to fuse with the tooth enamel to create a tight seal that keeps harmful oral bacteria out.