440-779-8730info@drsikora.com

Sikora Family Dentistry

23755 Lorain Road

North Olmsted, OH 44070

440-779-8730

info@drsikora.com


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Monday 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 7 am - noon
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday* 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
* One Saturday per month

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Cavity Prevention and Treatment for Children

child brushing teeth

Proper dental care and a consistent oral hygiene routine can help to prevent tooth decay, but sometimes children get cavities that need to be treated. At Sikora Family Dentistry, we offer exceptional dentistry for children and are committed to helping families keep their teeth and mouths healthy.

Good Oral Hygiene

You can help to prevent cavities by taking care of your children’s oral heath when they are infants. Wipe your child's gums with a soft cloth after feedings. After his or her baby teeth erupt, use a soft toothbrush twice a day with non-fluoridated toothpaste. At age 3 you can start brushing with fluoridated toothpaste to keep teeth clean and free of decay. Avoid giving your child a sugary diet that includes candy, fruit juices and soda. When your child consumes sweets, make sure he or she brushes afterward.

Dental Cleanings & Exams

Regular dental checkups are an important element of cavity prevention and treatment. Our family dentists will thoroughly check and clean your children’s teeth and answer any questions you may have about oral hygiene or dental treatment.

Sealants & Fluoride Treatments

Sealants are a valuable tool for the prevention of tooth decay and cavities in children and teenagers. Dental sealants are a thin protective coating that is usually painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and protect the enamel in nooks and crannies where bacteria and plaque can be hard to remove. Ages 6-14 are a prime time for cavities, and sealants can help to ensure your child’s teeth stay healthy.

Fluoride treatments are safe and effective in preventing and reducing decay as well, especially for children who are in in high-risk categories.

Treatment of Cavities

Prompt treatment of cavities in children is vital, even if they affect baby teeth. Decay in primary teeth can affect your child’s health and cause teeth to fall out too early, which may lead to improper spacing of permanent teeth and dental problems down the road.

In the event your child does have a cavity that needs to be taken care of, our team is dedicated to providing your child with a positive, comfortable experience in the dentist’s chair.

To learn more about dentistry for children at Sikora Family Dentistry, contact us or schedule an appointment online today.