Your child is your number one priority. At Smiles on Bristol Dentistry, we make it our priority to deliver the best of the best in pediatric care so you can be sure your child is safe and happy. We strive to deliver unparalleled service for both you and your child every time!
At Smiles on Bristol Dentistry, we treat every patient like family. We want every visit to feel less like a trip to the dentist and more like a visit to an old friend. Our aim is to make our services as accessible, enjoyable, and as comfortable as possible.
This includes making our offices especially kid-friendly. While most children have a fear of the dentist, none of them are born with that fear. By taking your child to our comfortable and inviting office, we can work to sooth any fears your child has of the dentist. We make sure to go slowly and explain every step so children will not be afraid of the strange sounds and sensations. Our Santa ana staff and Santa Ana Dentist Dr. Danial Kalantari make a special effort to use pleasant, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. We are also more than happy to answer any questions you or your child may have.
One routine procedure we do for young patients, that you may not know about is applying a sealer to the child’s teeth. Below is information regarding dental sealers:
WHAT IS A SEALANT?
For a child, properly brushing their teeth can be a challenge. In addition, many popular processed foods for children are over-flowing with sugar. This means children’s teeth have a higher risk of developing tooth decay and cavities. To help your child protect their teeth, Dr. Kalantari will apply a dental sealant to your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are a type of nontoxic plastic resin that can be painted onto the teeth. It will then bond to the tooth enamel and harden into a barrier around the tooth. This barrier fills up all the crevices of the tooth where plaque tends to collect. Most toothbrush bristles cannot easily clean out the small crevices which allows plaque to grow and attack the surrounding tooth. The sealants create a smoother surface that keeps plaque away from the teeth and is more easily accessible to brushing.
Sealants are usually applied right after a child’s permanent teeth have come in. They last for a number of years but are only effective if they are completely intact. If your child’s sealants come off, contact Smiles on Bristol Dentistry, and schedule an appointment for your child’s teeth to be re-sealed.