We offer a wide range of children’s dental services to promote a lifetime of oral health for your children. Call us today to learn more about our Pediatric Dental Procedures.
Children's Dental Cleanings
Our office, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommends that your child visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. Regular cleanings are critical to your child’s overall oral health. We perform regular check-ups, cleanings and oral health evaluations in our Buckhead / Midtown children’s dental office.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Dr. Vaughan offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for anxious children. Nitrous oxide is an extremely safe and effective agent, which is used as a mild sedative. After the procedure is completed, there is total recovery with no side effects and children can return to school immediately after their appointment.
Low Dose Digital Dental X-Rays
Dental x-rays or radiographs are very important. We use digital x-rays, which use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, to provide an instantaneous image to quickly diagnose hidden problems that are not evident otherwise. We also utilize “panoramic” x-rays, which provide a full view of the oral cavity to examine your child’s overall development.
Fluoride is safe and effective in reducing the risk of cavities and reversing enamel demineralization (first step in cavity formation).
Placing dental sealants is a safe and effective procedure that aids in preventing pit and groove cavities on certain high-risk teeth. They are a tooth colored resin material that are “painted” onto the tooth surface and bonded to the enamel. Sealants are not permanent, but will be checked regularly. Remember, sealants DO NOT help in preventing cavities in between teeth, therefore, flossing is still necessary.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
We use tooth-colored fillings to make your child's smile look as natural as possible. These tooth-colored fillings do not use the traditional amalgam metal that contain mercury.
If your child's tooth is severely damaged, it may require a dental crown. We use the finest, most durable dental crown materials, made in America.
Custom-Fitted Athletic Dental Mouth Guards for the Little Athlete in Your Life
Hundreds of thousands of Americans a year sustain dental injuries during competitive play, and a large number of those injured are children.
Video: Athletic Mouthguards
Research has shown that wearing custom-fit sports mouth guards can reduce the risk of severe injuries. The American Dental Association (ADA) estimates that the use of mouth guards prevents approximately 200,000 injuries per year in high school and college football alone.
Anyone who plays sports or engages in athletic activity, whether competitive or not, can protect themselves by wearing an athletic mouthguard. We offer custom, form-fitting mouth guards to patients of all ages.
Damaging jaw and tooth impact can be caused by everything from a direct contact to an awkward or misplaced step while running. Custom-made mouth guards provide stability to your jaw and cushion the blows that can cause severe dental injuries, like broken teeth, fractures in the jaw, gum lacerations and injuries to your lips or tongue caused by your own teeth. A knocked out tooth can end up costing thousands of dollars to properly replace it!
Growing evidence suggests that quality, properly fitting mouth guards also reduce the forces that can cause concussions and neck injuries.
What is the advantage of using a Dentist to create your Mouth Guard?
We can ensure that your mouthguard is tightly fit to your teeth to provide maximum protection. Utilizing our digital x-ray technology, we will make sure that the guard is fitted to protect your teeth, gums, lips, tongue and cheeks. We can also provide guards in different colors and designs.
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