Dr. Xochitl Anderton believes that a trip to the dentist should be fun, lighthearted, and not something to fear. The way your child is exposed to dentistry lays the groundwork for how they view dental care and dental visits for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Xochitl Anderton and her team love caring for their patients, and work hard to make sure each child is spoken to gently, treated with respect, and cared for as if they were our own child. We use simple words to explain procedures to our patients and make sure each parent or guardian is aware of the process as well.
INFANT ORAL EXAMS
Studies have shown that the earlier a child receives their first dental exam, the less dental treatment was needed during their youth. We recommend oral exams for children when their first tooth erupts.
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CHILDREN'S CLEANINGS & EXAMS
Routine cleanings and exams are necessary to make sure your child’s teeth stay healthy throughout childhood. Our doctor recommends two cleanings a year to maintain optimal oral health.
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Digital x-rays allow our doctor to get a view of your child’s teeth and jaws that they can’t see with their eyes, while keeping radiation exposure to a minimum.
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Regular fluoride treatments help reduce your child’s risk of developing cavities and can remineralize areas where decay is starting. Our doctor believes regular fluoride treatments are an important part of treatment for most children.
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SEALANTS FOR CHILDREN
Sealants help protect your child’s teeth from decay by filling in the grooved biting surfaces of your child’s teeth, making them easier to clean. The dentist applies this light-cured material in minutes, and the procedure requires no anesthesia.
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SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF)
Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is a safe, noninvasive treatment that can stop decay in its tracks postponing the need for a permanent restoration, at least for a little while.
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Restorative dentistry includes fillings, crowns and other procedures that help restore a tooth to its original function. Post Family Dentistry offers many restorative procedures to help your child smile with confidence!
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ROOT CANALS ON BABY TEETH
Root canals on baby teeth can relieve a child’s pain and preserve a tooth until it’s ready to come out on its own. Our doctor can help you decide if a baby root canal is right for your child.
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Sports mouthguards prevent dental injuries when worn during contact sports or other potentially dangerous activities. A custom-fit mouthguard can save your child’s teeth and prevent extensive dental treatment.
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Tooth-colored fillings offer a durable, more natural looking option for your child’s restorations. Made from composite resin, they are strong, durable, and perfect for smaller teeth.
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While we focus on helping your child keep their teeth for a lifetime, sometimes an extraction is necessary. Whether it’s extensive decay, overcrowding or an impacted tooth, Dr. Xochitl Anderton can help you and your child understand the procedure and answer any questions you have.
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