Here in Jacksonville, our team of professionals want to make sure that your children have a broad, beautiful, healthy smile. Making sure that your children are healthy is so important, and your child’s oral health is a huge part of their overall health.
To make your child's first visit enjoyable, take a free introductory tour of our office. On this special day, our touring junior visitors and their parents meet the team that have years of experience working with children. Our reassuring approach makes every visit comfortable, relaxing and fun! Introducing children to the world of dentistry in an enjoyable environment enhances a positive attitude towards dental health, creating an eager office and home care participant! A lifetime of good health begins with the first visit!
As well, Dr. Edwards and Dr. Cavendish offer children's sealants. The U.S.A. National Institute of Dental Research indicates that 95% of all cavities in children aged 5 to 17 are pit and fissure caries. These deep grooves and pits appear on the biting surfaces of molars and pre-molars. As parents, it is up to us to opt for non-destructive, painless and preventive procedures for our children, rather than undergoing anesthetic injections and filling procedures which are more costly in the long run.
This decay can be effectively prevented through the use of pit and fissure sealants. Sealants are applied as a liquid which fills in the grooves naturally appearing on these teeth. The liquid quickly hardens, forming a barrier which prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in these crevices and causing decay.
If you have any questions about your child’s oral or overall health, please feel free to speak with one of our team members today.