Believe it or not, good oral health begins in infancy, before your child’s first tooth even appears. Parents face a steep learning curve when it comes to essentials like feeding, bathing, and developing a sleep schedule, but if you want your child to enjoy optimal oral health for life, starting with a pediatric dentist early is essential. The staff at Fioritto Family Dental is here to help you every step of the way.
From your child’s first visit, to regular appointments for cleaning and examination, to treatments for cavities, we’ll guide you through the process so you can practice proper oral hygiene at home with your child and receive superior professional care from the best dentists in Cleveland. What can you expect from the experienced dentists and the talented team at Fioritto Family Dental?
Your Child’s First Visit
We’re committed to creating positive associations with the dentist for every patient, starting with the very first dental visit. This should occur by your child’s first birthday, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Our friendly staff goes above and beyond to ensure a fun and comfortable environment for your child while we perform a brief and gentle exam to assess oral health and look for early warning signs of common issues like cavities (or dental carries). From there, we’ll discuss proper at-home care, preventive treatment options, and any needed procedures to address developing issues.
Common Pediatric Dental Treatments
In order to prevent tooth decay common to young patients, we may recommend a variety of pediatric treatments including topical fluoride to strengthen enamel and dental sealants to protect the chewing surfaces of back teeth that are most susceptible to decay.
It is important to keep baby teeth healthy and intact and as such we may recommend treatments like fillings or even root canals to fight decay and preserve teeth. In instances where cracks or chips occur, bonding may be needed to prevent further damage and decay.
The Best Dentists for Active Youth
Children love to run and play, but active kids involved in sports are at higher risk for suffering dental trauma. The dedicated team at Fioritto Family Dental is pleased to offer custom protective oral devices your child can wear during sports to prevent or minimize injuries.
A custom-fitted mouthguard is preferable to generic models because it is designed to fit your child’s mouth perfectly, and offer maximum protection in the event of trauma to the mouth. A custom device may cost a bit more, but it could spare your child the pain of injury and save you from the high cost of restorative treatment in the event of a sports accident.
From the moment your child is born you’ll benefit from the advice of a qualified and caring pediatric dentist and pave the way for lifelong, optimal oral health. Contact the experienced dental professionals at Fioritto Family Dental today at 440-951-5511 or online to schedule an appointment and learn more.