Work with Our Top Pediatric Dentist in Trumbull CT for Your Child's Smile
Trumbull Dental provides dental care for kids of all ages so parents don't have to find a separate office for their children's dental needs. With your children's busy schedules, combined with school and activities with friends and family, we know how difficult it can be to get everyone to the dentist around the same time. Since Dr. Marmolejos can care for the whole family, it's easy to schedule everyone's appointment for the same day so you can get in and out, hopping right back into your routine!
If you have any questions for our pediatric dentist in Trumbull, don't hesitate to call (203) 261-2880 and ask Dr. Marmolejos or one of our friendly staff members and we'll be happy to help!
Dental Cleanings and X-Rays
With the help of professional dental cleanings, we're able to form the strong foundation for preventing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease, all which can easily affect your child's smile and cause issues in the future.
• During their visit, these two things will be performed while your child is receiving their cleaning:
The removal of plaque and tartar build up with the use of a scaler, whether handheld or eletric. If your child is under the age of six, the scaler is not typically used and another method will be utilized. Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions or concerns you have for their appointment
• The polishing and removal of surface stains from their teeth. This is typically a gentle motion against your children's teeth. Please let us know if your child has any dental fears and see how we can help keep their smile healthy.
Radiographs, more commonly known as x-rays, are a virtal and necessary part of your child's dental diagnostic process. Without the help of these x-rays, Dr. Marmolejos wouldn't be able to properly diagnose certain dental conditions that can't be seen with the naked eye. This would cause the conditions to go unnnoticed and untreated, causing dental damage over time. If any dental issues are found and treated early, the proper care necessary will be more comfortable for your child and more affordable. The longer something goes on untreated, the more expensive certain treatment can be.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit their dentist every six months for exams, cleanings and x-rays, since children are far more susceptible to suffering from tooth decay. It's no surprise that children have an eager sweet tooth, but without the proper care and treatment, their baby teeth could quickly suffer and their gums could be damaged, distrupting the space that their adult teeth will eventually grow into. We urge parents to maintain these bi-annual visits to ensure their children's smiles are growing properly.
With contemporary safeguards utilized in our office, the amount of radiation received within a dental-xray examination is extremely small, so the risk is negligible. In fact, the risk is so much lower than if a child were to miss their exams and cleanings with our office, allowing the decay to consistently damage and infect their teeth and gums each and every day. During their x-rays, your child will be provided with lead body aprons and shields to protect them. Thanks to high-speed film and proper shielding, Dr. Marmolejos assures that your child receives a minimal amount of radiation exposure during their appointment.
Dental sealants are ideal for your children's teeth, especially their molars, soon after their teeth have erupted to fight against decay damage. Your child's first set of molars typically come in around the age of six, and their second set appear around 12-years-old.
The application of dental sealants are simple, quick, and can be done right after your child's bi-annual cleaning. We utilize a special gel that's placed on the chewing surface of their molars for a few seconds, followed by the actual sealant itself. Since their molars are in the back of their mouths, you won't be able to see the sealants while your child is speaking.
While sealants can last as long as five to 10 years, Dr. Marmolejos will be checking them during your child's routine dental appointments and will reapply any sealant if necessary.
If you have any questions about your child's dental visit, our available services for their smile, or are ready to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist in Trumbull, call Dr. Marmolejos' office today at (203) 261-2880 and we'll be happy to help! We can't wait to meet you and your family!