Children’s Dentistry – Pewaukee, WI
Lifelong Healthy Smiles Start Here!
From the appearance of your child’s first tooth, you should be making sure that they see a dentist regularly. Your little one’s dental needs will change as they grow up, and Dr. Gina Ostrand can help them every step of the way with children's dentistry in Pewaukee, WI, so when they reach adulthood, they’ll have a brilliant, healthy smile that will last them for many, many more years to come. Call us today to schedule your child’s first appointment or if they haven’t seen a dentist in the last 6 months.
Why Choose Ostrand Family Dentistry
for Children’s Dentistry?
- We Love Seeing Kids of All Ages!
- High-Tech Dental Office
- The Time and Attention Your Child Deserves
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings for Kids
Each checkup is a chance for us to gain a full understanding of your child’s current dental needs; we’ll combine X-rays with a visual examination to check for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Finding such issues early can help your little one avoid pain and possible tooth loss later. And of course, we’ll take the time to remove bacteria and food particles that have built up on their teeth so they can walk out of our dental office with a refreshed grin!
Kids need time to learn how to brush properly, and they might have trouble cleaning their molars, which are the teeth located furthest back in the mouth. That’s why around the ages of 6 and 12 (the ages when the first and second molars normally erupt), Dr. Ostrand will likely recommend placing a thin plastic coating known as a dental sealant on these at-risk teeth, protecting them for many years while your child develops their oral hygiene skills.
Fluoride plays an extremely important role in the development of teeth in children under the age of 6. The mineral will become part of their permanent teeth, strengthening them and making them more resistant to acids. It continues to help protect the enamel against decay well into their adult years. Your child should be getting plenty of fluoride at home, but to make sure their needs are well met, we can topically apply it to their teeth during a brief in-office treatment.
In addition to the discomfort they cause, cavities can eventually grow to threaten your child’s tooth. Luckily, as long as the problem is addressed quickly, we should be able to repair the damage with a filling. You might be worried that a metal filling might attract unwanted attention and hurtful words from other kids at school, but don’t worry; the tooth-colored fillings that we offer here are made out of a composite resin that blends in with your child’s smile. Most people will only see a normal, beautiful tooth.