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How We Restore Your Child’s Smile

November 29, 2021
Posted By: Valleau, VanDeven, & Massie Dentistry for Children
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Smile restoration can mean many things, but it is always about repairing oral health through dental treatments and procedures. For example, tooth-colored fillings in Grand Rapids, MI restore tooth health following the removal of tooth decay.

Restoration dentistry can also mean repairing a damaged tooth, maintaining space when baby teeth are lost too soon, and treating nerve exposure.

Restorative Dentistry in Rockford, MI

If your child has a cavity, we treat it gently but conservatively to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. This is one of the reasons dental checkups are so important—diagnosing and treating a small cavity is better for your child’s tooth.

After removing tooth decay, we close the tooth with a tooth-colored filling.

If your child has a broken or severely decayed tooth, the dentist may suggest a dental crown to prevent tooth loss or further damage. A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that fits over the damaged tooth. It is customized and indistinguishable from their natural teeth.

If baby teeth are lost too soon, it can influence the way adult teeth erupt. In this case, the dentist may recommend space maintainers to secure space for these adult teeth.

Nerve damage treatment relieves pain and helps save your child’s tooth if it is severely damaged and at risk.

Lowering Your Child’s Risks

Preventive dentistry is your most important ally. This means bringing your child in every six months for a comprehensive dental checkup and, for older children, professional teeth cleaning.

It’s also essential that your child brush their teeth regularly, at least twice daily, or after all meals. For young children, you must brush their teeth. However, kids around seven may brush on their own, but we recommend observing their habits for a while to make sure they’re spending the time and cleaning their teeth thoroughly.  

Are You looking for a Children’s Dentist in Grand Rapids?

We have two convenient locations in Grand Rapids and Rockford, MI. To arrange a visit for your child, give us a call.

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