Taking kids to a dentist can be a problem for many parents (especially if the child has developed a general fear of medical professionals). But you and your child can relieve your tensions if you can find the right dentist who can make your child feel as comfortable and secure as possible. Korte Family Dentistry can treat people of all ages, and we are here if you are searching for a dentist you can bring your whole family to.
DEALING WITH CAVITIES
Cavities are arguably the most common dental problem children experience. This is often due to children’s love for sweets. Sugary substances enable the bacteria in your child's mouth to produce acid which demineralizes the enamel, which leads to tooth decay. Therefore, pediatric dentists are particular about tooth decay — its prevention and treatment. During regular dental appointments, pediatric dentists are on the lookout for any signs of tooth decay and beginnings of cavities. Should any be found, the dentist will treat them right then and there, preventing further damage.
EARLY DENTAL CARE AND CHECKUPS
Many parents believe that it is okay to skip dental visits until later in their child's lives as their baby teeth are going to fall out anyway. For the long-term protection of your child's teeth, this is a risky presumption. For building smart behaviors and keeping teeth safe well into their adulthood, brushing, flossing, and semi-annual checkups are important.
In addition to regular checkups, cleanings, and instruction on how to properly brush and floss, Korte Family Dentistry also provides fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatment is available for teeth strengthening and cavity prevention in children up to age 16.
Dr. Korte will make it easier for parents and kids alike to maintain their dental well-being. Setting your child up for success through good dental health and hygiene is our goal. We do everything in our power to ensure that treatment is as painless as possible, so they don't fear the dentist. Long after they turn 18, this trust will help them keep up with preventive visits.
Call us at 402-489-3115 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Korte for a consultation at our office in Lincoln, NE.