At Allure Dental Center, we love kids! Drs. Trinh Lee and Suzanna Lee enjoy working with our younger, Mountain View, CA, patients, providing the best pediatric dentistry services and helping your son or daughter enjoy their trip to our office.
Early dental care can help your son or daughter avoid complications like tooth decay, crowded teeth and fear of the dental office. Drs. Trinh Lee and Suzanna Lee are extremely gentle and patient with your little one - putting their mind at ease, as well as yours!
Our pediatric dentistry services are focused on prevention. We start with a preventive cleaning and exam, followed by oral hygiene instruction.
We recommend that all children over the age of 1 have a dental check-up at least twice each year. This gives Drs. Trinh Lee and Suzanna Lee the chance to assess for problems when they are very small and easier to correct.
Preventing Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants
One of the most common places we see cavities is in the deep grooves, pits and fissures of the back teeth. Why? Because they are so narrow, even toothbrush bristles can’t keep them clean. Thankfully there’s a simple, non-invasive way for Allure Dental Center patients to reduce their risk of tooth decay while also improving their oral hygiene with the application of dental sealants.
Dental sealants are preventive restorations that cover the deep grooves of your back teeth. They take less than 5 minutes to apply and no drilling or shots are needed!
How Do Sealants Work?
Dental sealants are like thin layers of plastic that are bonded to your enamel. They coat the grooves and pits so that it is easy to clean the tooth with a toothbrush.
Our pediatric patients are great candidates for sealants, as many cavities develop during early childhood when proper oral hygiene may be lacking.
Because sealants are not like fillings, they are not permanent. A sealant can be pulled off by eating very sticky food, so avoiding those types of foods is important. Most of our sealants will last for several years and may be completely covered by your dental insurance plan. Ask about adding them into your next cleaning!
Orthodontic Choices For All Ages
Orthodontic metal braces are an option for both our adult and pediatric patients. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7. When your child is here for his or her check-up, Dr. Trinh or Dr. Suzanna will assess their bite and eruption patterns and provide any recommendations as necessary. Early intervention is key!
For the rest of the family, our general dental services are designed to help you eliminate aggressive pain and disease from your smile.