Children's Dentistry – Danville, CA

Treating Children’s Smiles for Brighter Futures

Establishing good oral hygiene habits early on is essential when it comes to growing smiles. Children often require help to clean their teeth and gums properly so that they remain free of cavities and decay. But our team at Main Street Family Dental Danville, which consists of our own board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Suh, can go one step further by providing kid-friendly services and amenities to ensure developing smiles thrive throughout childhood. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a Danville pediatric dentist you can trust.

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Why Choose Main Street Family Dental Danville for Children's Dentistry?

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist On Staff
  • Kid-Friendly Comforts & Amenities
  • 24/7 Emergency Dental Care Available

Dental Sealants

Danville pediatric dentist giving dental exam to child

Cavities are often more prominent in young smiles because of the minimal dexterity children have when brushing and flossing their teeth. Also, the diets they consume can consist of too much sugar, which is a known cause of dental problems. However, clear coatings called dental sealants can be applied during a regular dental checkup to safeguard the pits and grooves of molars so that bacteria and plaque do not form. And with proper care, they can stay in place for up to 10 years!

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Dentist placing silver diamine fluoride on teeth of child during dental visit

To prevent cavities from spreading and further damaging a child’s smile, our team can use silver diamine fluoride (SDF). This FDA-approved solution combines silver and fluoride to not only eliminate harmful bacteria but also remineralize tooth enamel. This painless process is not only quick to apply, but it serves as a viable alternative to dental fillings.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Close up of animated row of teeth with tooth colored fillings

Although parents may be doing their best to keep cavities at bay, they can often still arise, and when they do, our team is here to provide the right method of treatment. Instead of turning to traditional amalgam that can often leave dark rings and be noticeable to others, we choose tooth-colored fillings. By applying a composite resin that is not only biocompatible and works to restore the structure of the tooth, we can also ensure that it matches their regular tooth enamel so that it blends in.

Pulp Therapy

Models of damaged teeth needing pulp therapy

Children who complain of a toothache may only have something stuck between their teeth, or they may have a serious infection that is causing harm to the pulp. This sensitive area consists of nerve pathways and blood vessels. When damaged or infected, our team will need to perform pulp therapy. By removing the upper area of the pulp, we not only eliminate the pain and prevent the spread of infection but also keep your child from undergoing extraction.

Non-Nutritive Habits

Toddler sucking her thumb

Infants and toddlers are known to either use a pacifier or suck their thumb or finger. But between the ages of 2 and 4, these cute and seemingly harmless habits can cause problems if allowed to continue. As non-nutritive habits, they can cause problems with oral and facial development. Our team will work with parents and children to establish healthier techniques to keep them calm and ensure the transition is as painless as possible.

Tooth Extractions

Dental forceps holding an extracted tooth

Primary (baby) teeth are designed to serve as placeholders for incoming adult ones. In most cases, children lose their baby teeth without any problems. However, some situations may arise that require our team to perform a tooth extraction. Whether it is because a tooth cannot be treated with other restorative options, the tooth refuses to fall out on its own, or there is an infection that is beyond the help of pulp therapy, parents can trust that we will ensure the safety and comfort of their child during the procedure.

Athletic Mouthguards

Young boy placing blue athletic mouthguard over his teeth

When a child expresses an interest in playing sports, it’s important that they are provided with the best equipment to avoid injury and harm. While most parents think of knee pads, shoulder pads, or a helmet, the mouth is another area that requires proper protection. With a custom-made athletic mouthguard, our team can take impressions so that the oral device is made to fit their smile comfortably and securely. When worn while on the court, field, or track, children can avoid a sudden trip to the emergency dentist’s office.