Dr. Sunnes puts children at ease so they can enjoy their visits to our office. We use the latest advancements
in dentistry that are delivered in a gentle manner. We enjoy teaching children how to take care of their teeth
at home, so they can maintain their natural teeth for a lifetime. We enjoy seeing them at six months for their
first visit and each year thereafter, as they grow and change.
We strive to have all generations of children not have fear and worries about dental treatment. We are here to help a scared or active child feel calm and cared for. Many parents have told us we are succeeding in this goal, as they have been very pleased with how their children enjoy coming to our practice.
We emphasize the importance to both
children and parents in taking care of permanent teeth. We teach proper care of teeth and gums at home, so children will keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.
Children's teeth are easily susceptible to cavities for various reasons. They do not brush as thoroughly and carefully as needed. We ask parents to ensure they do a good job until they can care for their teeth without supervision.
As children eat frequently throughout the day, they are continually exposing their teeth to the acid developed in the mouth from chewing and drinking. Improperly cleaned teeth stimulate additional acid production, which encourages the start of dental caries. It also increases the rate at which cavities develop. Any amount of decay is permanent damage that needs a restoration.
With improved daily hygiene, more nutritious food and drink choices, and a sealant applied to the teeth, the risk of cavity development can be significantly reduced.
Children may not do the most thorough job of cleaning their teeth. The grooves and contours of back teeth are often
difficult to brush properly. As plaque starts to form on certain teeth, decay will result. We recommend an easy
treatment to preserve children's and adolescents' teeth. One application of a dental sealant will greatly help to
reduce the occurrence of cavities.
This is the whole procedure: All the teeth are cleaned and sterilized. One clear or white coating is applied to the biting surfaces of back teeth. The dentist uses a curing light to bond the sealant. And that's it! It takes just minutes to apply but is lasting to effectively help prevent cavities.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (713) 981-6055 to schedule a visit for everyone.