We Care About Kids!
Dr. Arrue strives to make children of all ages feel at ease and have fun, so bring the whole family along! We
can assure you that your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry, delivered with
compassion and thoughtfulness. We teach our young patients proper dental care habits and enjoy helping them
learn how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.
One of our goals is to make sure that this generation of children – and future ones! – grows up with no fear
of the dental office. Our many happy parents assure us we are doing just that! Our office is a relaxed and
happy place that children love to visit. Whether you have an active six-year-old or a scared three-year-old,
we are here to help you.
The Partnership Between Parents, Children, and the Dental Team
Instilling good habits young, in an environment that’s fun and comfortable, is essential for the lifetime of
good oral health we all strive for. There are many reasons that children’s teeth are so susceptible to cavities
at a young age. First, children naturally can’t brush well on their own, so it’s important for parents to be
involved in their daily dental care. This ensures thorough cleaning and encourages the development of proper
dental habits. Littler kids often eat frequently throughout the day (known as grazing). This results in a
prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.
When teeth are not as clean as they should be, it causes additional acid production that may speed up cavity
development. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride
varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.
The Easy Way to Prevent Child Tooth Decay
Even meticulous brushing by children and even many adults may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth.
This results in formation of bacteria, acid, and plaque, which will lead to decay. Once the tooth has decay,
the permanent damage requires a filling or crown.
What if there was a way to help prevent all this from happening? Fortunately, there is! The application of dental
sealants will do the trick. After the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, we apply a thin plastic coating that is
usually white or clear in color. A curing light bonds the sealant into place. The whole procedure takes just a
few minutes. There are no shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure. It’s totally harmless and one of
the best preventive things both children and adolescents can do to preserve their natural teeth!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (770) 760-0036 to schedule a visit for everyone.