Children’s Dentistry

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At Avalon Dental, we treat patients of all ages—including children. Our team has extensive experience caring for the unique needs of younger patients in a family-friendly and pleasant environment. Dr. Sandhya Kondapaneni and our team provide dental care to children that include oral examinations and professional cleanings along with preventive and restorative dentistry. We aim to offer a welcoming environment for our young patients so that they develop a healthy understanding of the importance of oral healthcare early on and establish a bond with their dentist to reduce the likelihood of developing dental phobias.


General and Restorative Care for Children

Regular oral examinations and cleanings are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. By visiting Avalon Dental frequently, our team can reveal cavities, gum disease, and other oral conditions early on and address these conditions with conservative treatment. Regularly scheduled cleanings also reduce tartar buildup, a substance of plaque hardened by calculus deposits that can only be removed with professional tools. Dental cleanings are an opportune time to discuss oral hygiene with your children in an educational yet memorable way. When cavities, tooth enamel loss, or dental injuries occur, we offer a range of restorative procedures that restore tooth function and alleviate any discomfort associated with the patient’s condition. Restorative dentistry includes the placement of fillings and crowns along with root canal treatment for severely damaged teeth.

Preventive Care for Young Patients

Our younger patients are highly susceptible to developing tooth decay. This is because developing a healthy home-care regiment takes practice and consistency. Furthermore, children sometimes have difficulty keeping their back teeth clean because molars tend to have fissures and grooves where colonies of bacteria collect. To help reduce the incidence of tooth decay among children, our team at Avalon Dental administers fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel, the tooth’s first line of defense from cavity-causing bacteria along with applying dental sealants. Used on the back teeth, sealants consist of filling in the pits and grooves of biting surfaces of teeth to prevent bacteria from collecting in these hard-to-reach places.