Gentle, comprehensive dental care for children
We offer a wide range of services for children, including bio-safe, mercury-free white fillings and crowns, dental sealants, cosmetic replacement of missing front teeth, and emergency care.
We have many families that come to the dentist as a group. Dr. Lind recommends that you start including your child in trips to the dentist from an early age so that they will become comfortable with dental care as a routine activity.
From the moment a child’s first tooth breaks the surface, tooth care becomes an important issue for parents to be aware of. You’ll want to be sure that your child’s teeth come in healthy, and that they stay healthy as they grow.
In a thorough check-up, we will help your children learn to care for their own teeth.
Dr. Lind likes to see children from a very young age. He recommends that you start bringing your children with you to the dentist as soon as their first teeth have grown in. This way they will be accustomed to routine dental treatment when it comes time for their own checkups and cleaning.
We want your child’s first visit to be a happy one where they can come in and get acquainted with the dentist and office. The doctor will give your child a toothbrush and let him or her ride up and down the chair and get a good feeling about the place. We want every kid to have a happy first visit to the dentist. This is at no charge and very fun for all concerned.
Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is an important part of their upbringing. Proper care of their teeth at an early age can help prevent them from needing more extensive dental and orthodontic treatment later on in life.
Our hygienists routinely treat children with a gentle approach to help them learn how to care for their teeth properly. Many of our staff are parents themselves, and we all understand how important it is help children in their formative years.
All children should have routine dental exams starting around the age of one, or sooner if they have dental problems. There are many simple things that can and should be done in the early years of a child’s life to prevent unnecessary cavities and decay, all well before a child’s permanent teeth have matured.
Protect your child’s teeth against bacteria
DDr. Lind recommends that parents explore the possibility of using sealants on their children’s teeth to prevent tooth decay early on in life.
Dr. Lind recommends that parents explore the possibility of using sealants on their children’s teeth to prevent tooth decay early on in life.
You can remove most food particles and plaque from your teeth with thorough brushing and flossing. However, there are small depressions and grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth that often get missed.
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. In other words, they help prevent dental problems before they start.
How does a sealant help prevent decay?
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This plastic substance bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth and acts as a barrier, protecting enamel by “sealing out” plaque and acids.
Is sealant application a complicated procedure?
It is easy for us to apply sealants, and it usually takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. We start by cleaning each tooth to be sealed, and then roughen up the surface with an acid solution so that the sealant with adhere to the tooth. The sealant is then painted onto the tooth enamel where it bonds directly to the tooth.
How long does it last?
As long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and usually last several years before a reapplication is needed. Dr. Lind will check the condition of the sealants during regular dental check-ups and reapply when necessary.
Pediatric Fillings and Crowns
Even with the best preventive care, children sometimes need fillings or crowns. Dr. Lind is very experienced in providing gentle, knowledgeable treatment for your children under these circumstances. He will do everything possible to make sure that your child is comfortable and relaxed.
At Smileworks Dental, we prefer to do our fillings and crowns with durable, tooth-colored, mercury-free materials. You can be sure that your child’s fillings or crowns will be safe and durable, and will give your child a comfortable bite.
Dr. Lind can help you improve your oral health no matter what condition your teeth are in today. He believes that anyone can have and enjoy an attractive smile.
8 COMMON COSMETIC DENTAL PROBLEMS FOUND AT SMILEWORKS DENTAL IN BOISE IDAHO - Common dental problems we encounter and their solutions include: Cavities or Plaque/ Tartar Build-up. Cavities and plaque/tartar build-up not only threaten the health of teeth and gums, but they can also have a negative impact on the appearance of your smile. To get rid of harmful bacteria, Dr. Lind uses advanced hygiene and periotherapy. Crooked Teeth Misaligned teeth can cause you to be self-conscious about your smile. And many patients do not realize that crooked teeth can cause a myriad of dental health problems, too. If the position of your teeth does not present any potential harm, you might consider porcelain veneers or tooth bonding. Short or Long Teeth Dr. Lind can perform tooth recontouring, a cosmetic dentistry treatment that allows him to reshape enamel to fit exact specifications. Tooth bonding can be used to build-up teeth that are too small. Yellow Teeth and Staining Yellowing of the teeth happens to almost everyone as time goes by. Luckily, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, or tooth whitening treatments can take your smile from dull to dynamic in one to two visits. Mercury and Amalgam Fillings The Boise Idaho office of Dr. Lind is proud to be a metal-free dental practice, offering advanced tooth-colored materials for ultimate safety, comfort, longevity, and beauty. Tooth Gaps or Missing Teeth The tooth bonding procedure is an easy way to fill in spaces between teeth. For patients with missing teeth, dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are all great options. Cracks or Chips To fix small imperfections, Dr. Lind offers dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and tooth recontouring. Dental crowns may be a smart solution for people with structural tooth damage. Excess Gum Tissue Gum recontouring and tooth recontouring are very effective for improving the look of gummy smiles and elongating the appearance of each tooth.