The wonderful thing about children is that they’re carefree and beautifully happy. The only thing they can’t be carefree about, however, is taking care of their teeth. At our office, we emphasize the importance of your child’s teeth, and Dr. Caputois ready and able to start your child off in the right direction. We understand that some children may have anxieties visiting dentists, which is why knowledgeable team is ready to welcome them with open arms and friendly smiles.
Pediatric dentistry is very important because it is crucial to preventing problems before they arise, as well as sets up your child for success in the future. Common practices in children’s dentistry are dental sealants. Because a child’s tooth is more prone to cavities and decay, sealants grant protection by having a plastic covering painted in the grooves of the tooth to save from harm in the future. Sealants are primarily applied to premolars and permanent molars, given the grooves are deeper than the other teeth and more susceptible to deterioration.
Coinciding with sealants, fluoride treatments are also involved in pediatric dentistry frequently. Fluoride plays a crucial role in preventing decay as well as acting as an agent for attracting other minerals, like Calcium and Phosphate, to build strong teeth. Granted, fluoride does not prevent cavities from emerging, but it may delay their arrival, giving your child a better chance to have beautiful, healthy teeth and a glorious smile. Beginning routine brushing and flossing habits early on is a sure way of having your child’s smile be as stunning as possible, and Dr. Caputo, as well as the rest of the team, are here to make sure your child has an awesome experience.
Contact our Naperville office today to schedule an appointment! Our team is happy to welcome patients from all walks of life to indulge in our warm, comprehensive dental care. We also serve the areas of Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, and beyond.