Boiling Springs Children's Dental Services
At iGrin Children’s Dentistry, our number one focus is preventative care.
We believe the prevention of dental diseases will not only provide a healthier smile but also promote higher self-esteem in your child.
We strive to make every visit a pleasant experience for you and your child. A comprehensive exam allows us to evaluate your children’s current oral and overall health. This exam includes taking full x-rays, determining their risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay, and evaluating their bite and jaw alignment. We’ll also discuss with you about habits, diets, and dental health to create a plan of action.
After our thorough exam, our friendly hygienists will perform an easy cleaning to remove tartar, plaque, deposits, and any stains from your child’s teeth. We use modern technologies to ensure your child is comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process.
Full digital x-rays will be taken during the exam for proper diagnosis. We’ll be able to spot and treat problems that tend to go unnoticed with the naked eye.
Are digital x-rays safe? Absolutely! Thanks to the advancements in technology, digital x-rays reduce radiation exposure by 90%.
During your exam, we’ll provide tips and tricks for your child’s at-home care routine. We highly encourage everyone (including parents!) to brush, floss, and use mouthwash every single day.
Brushing: Brush your teeth every morning and night for optimal results. To properly brush your teeth, be sure to:
- Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle along the gum line.
- Move the toothbrush in a circular motion for each tooth.
- Do this motion for the outside, inside, and chewing surfaces of your teeth.
- Brush gently. Brushing too hard may lead to gum recession.
- Brush your tongue to remove odor bacteria.
Flossing: Flossing takes care of the 30% of your mouth that brushing may have missed. To properly floss your teeth, be sure to:
- Use about 18-24 inches of dental floss
- Wrap the ends of the floss around your middle and index fingers.
- Move the floss back and forth between each tooth in a C shape.
Mouthwash: Be sure to use alcohol-free mouthwash to combat bad breath and give your mouth that extra cleanliness. We also recommend using ADA-approved mouthwash for optimal results.
This form of sedation is 100% safe for your child. Your child will breathe through a mask and will feel at ease immediately. They may not even remember the appointment. We’re able to control the amount of gas your child intakes and it will wear off quickly.
If you believe your child’s fear is far greater than expected, nitrous oxide may not be the right solution. It’s not a substitute for local anesthesia, and we’ll be happy to discuss possible alternatives.
Baby Root Canal (Pulpotomy)
This treatment is the last resort to saving a baby tooth to ensure the proper growth of permanent teeth.
The child may have some soreness and discomfort after the treatment. However, it will subside and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
While pulling a tooth out may seem scary, it will benefit your child in the long run. We even have solutions you can pursue after the extraction – ask us the next time you visit us!
An extraction will remove a tooth from the mouth, leaving a gap. There are solutions we can pursue to help your child receive the best smile he or she will be proud of.