How We Help Children Successfully Prevent Cavities

Children’s dentistry is focused specifically on the needs of younger patients, but many of the premises are the same as general dental care for adults. For instance, prevention is the most important aspect of routine care, and much like adults, the most common concern to prevent is the formation of cavities. As the product of tooth decay, cavities result from excessive buildup of oral bacteria, which accumulate on children’s teeth in the form of plaque. Until children become more adept at keeping up with good hygiene, they may be more likely to develop cavities, which is why we offer several treatments to help children in and around Independence, MO, prevent cavities more successfully. (more…)

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

We’re recently taken a look at general dentistry, which helps prevent problems form occurring. But what about issues that have already developed? How does a dentist repair and restore a tooth? We can use restorative dentistry to address the health, function, and appearance of a tooth.