At Blue Turtle Dental, we specialize in smiles for the whole family, including young children. Teaching proper oral hygiene habits from a young age can lead to healthy teeth in adulthood, and Dr. Kelekalani Scheel can help.
Blue Turtle Dental is located in Palo Alto, California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scheel and find out more about our children’s dentistry services.
What is Children’s Dentistry?
To help our younger patients avoid the dangers of tooth decay, Dr. Scheel can apply dental sealants to the surface of their teeth to lower their risk of cavities. Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating usually applied to a patient’s back molars to prevent tooth decay. The sealant bonds to teeth and creates an impenetrable shield that prevents harmful bacteria from reaching the surface of the patient’s teeth.
While brushing and flossing help to remove food and harmful bacteria from the surface of teeth, they cannot always reach the small grooves on the biting surface to adequately remove the plaque and food particles that linger in these areas. Sealants protect the vulnerable grooves of the tooth by “sealing” out food and plaque.
Why is Children’s Dentistry Important?
At Blue Turtle Dental, we see patients as young as 18 months old, when the very first teeth are erupting. Bringing your child to the dentist from an early age can have several benefits for their long-term oral health:
- Early exposure to the family-friendly atmosphere at Blue Turtle can help ease their anxiety about going to the dentist, leading to continued dental visits into adulthood
- Learning proper brushing and flossing habits from Dr. Scheel are important to learn so that vulnerable baby teeth are protected
- Sealants, fluoride and other preventative treatments can help protect and maintain developing teeth where brushing and flossing fall short.
Why Choose Blue Turtle for Your Children’s Dentistry?
As a family-oriented dental practice, we are not only kid-friendly in our dental treatments, we also offer high-tech advantages such as 3D glasses to provide entertainment while your child is in the dentist chair. We also support Apple products and devices, allowing parents to stream their child’s favorite movies during their treatment.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Scheel, advanced technology and diagnostic techniques will be used to assess your child’s dental health and develop a course of treatment so that teeth develop correctly and without decay.
Contact Blue Turtle Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scheel and get your children started on the right path to dental health with our children’s dentistry services.