We Care About Kids!
You won’t need a different dentist for each member of your family. Dr. Rykard endeavors to make children
of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves. In our office, your child will receive the newest
developments in children’s dentistry, dispensed with gentleness, thoughtfulness, and kindness. We encourage
correct dental care habits in children and love educating them on how to keep their teeth healthy for a
lifetime. We look forward to meeting them on their first dental visit when they are eight months old and
seeing them grow more amazing year after year.
One of our primary commitments is to make certain that this and future generations of children grow up without
a dread of the dental office. According to our many happy parents, we are doing just that! Our office is a
comfortable, exciting place that children love to visit. Whether you have a rambunctious five-year-old or an
anxious ten-year-old, we are here to help you.
Good Habits Can Produce a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth
Initiating proper habits early on, in an atmosphere that’s comfortable and fun, is an essential building block
for creating a lifetime of good oral health. Children’s teeth can be particularly vulnerable to cavities even
at a very young age for many reasons. Children struggle to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is
vital for parents to assist in their child’s daily dental care. This produces thorough cleaning and inspires
the development of appropriate dental habits.
Little kids like to eat all day long. This tendency generates a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat
you make acid), which may bring about more cavities. A dirty tooth is more susceptible to damage when food and
juice come in contact. The good news is that spotting and correcting poor dietary and hygiene routines, along
with employing a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can drastically reduce the risk of your child
developing a cavity.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
For both children and adults, doing an adequate job of brushing our teeth isn’t always easy. Even with meticulous
brushing, we may frequently miss the deep grooves in the back teeth. This permits bacteria, acid, and plaque to
remain, which will cause decay. And once the tooth has decay, it is impaired permanently and will require a filling
or a crown.
The use of dental sealants can compensate for a child’s struggles with brushing properly, protecting their teeth
from harm. The steps are harmless, painless, and take just a few minutes to achieve. After the tooth (or teeth) is
cleansed and sterilized, a thin layer of a white or clear plastic sealant is painted on the tooth. Then a curing
light is focused on the sealant to bond it into place. This procedure requires no shots, drills, or the reduction of
any tooth structure. Applying dental sealants is one of the best pre-emptive actions both children and adolescents
can have done to preserve their natural teeth!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (405) 445-7981 to schedule a visit for everyone.