Oh, those little smiles. What they get away with! And melt your heart at the same time. Makes you want to take good care of those little teeth, doesn’t it? With children’s dentistry, you can be sure your kids’ smiles are healthy long after childhood ends. Dr. Paul Caputo is the children’s dentist Naperville, IL, counts on to treat those little smiles professionally and compassionately.
Actually, your child’s oral health care begins before they arrive in our office, and it begins with you. When that first baby tooth erupts through the gum, be sure to clean it with a soft cloth or gauze moistened with warm water. As more teeth appear, you can brush them with a small, soft toothbrush and a pea-sized dab of toothpaste once they’re six months old.
Children’s Dentistry with Dr. Caputo
Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen around the age of three. By then, they’re able to sit in the “big boy” or “big girl” dentist’s chair for a brief time. We’ll examine, count and gently clean their teeth. When examining, our hygienists will check for any signs of tooth decay. Children’s teeth are especially vulnerable to decay and, yes, filling cavities in baby teeth is vital. Those teeth are important placeholders for their permanent teeth, to say nothing of what they do for your child’s growing appetite and developing speech.
Once their permanent teeth are all in, Dr. Caputo, the Naperville, IL, children’s dentist, will likely recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth’s enamel, your child’s first line of defense against decay. Dental sealants provide an added layer of protection—literally. Sealants begin as a thin plastic coating that Dr. Caputo “paints” on your child’s pitted and grooved molars where decay-causing bacteria is most likely to hide. When hardened, sealants create a barrier between the bacteria and your children’s teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’re children need to see the dentist, then call the office of Dr. Paul Caputo, the children’s dentist Naperville, IL, trusts. We also serve patients from the areas of Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and all of northwestern Illinois.