A child’s ongoing dental needs are very different when compared to an adult’s or even a teenager’s. This is because young teeth are not fully hardened yet and experience a greater amount of susceptibility to tooth decay. At Greybull Dental, we want to see the youngest members of your family as soon as possible so that we can give their special smiles plenty of support! Our team will make sure their smile is developing at the correct pace, address any worrisome symptoms before they become more serious, and help them form a positive impression of the dental office that will hopefully last for life.
Dr. Tate Anderson and Dr. Lance Anderson both have several children between them, so they definitely understand why high-quality children’s care is so important for busy families. If you’d like to set up a fun first appointment for your son or daughter, don’t hesitate to contact us in Greybull, WY.
Every person’s back teeth (also known as the premolars and the molars) have deep chewing surfaces that feature tricky pits, grooves, and crevices. While these surfaces are ideal for effectively chewing food for consumption, they also make it very easy for particles and decay-causing bacteria to become stuck in place and threaten damage. What’s worse is that they’re difficult to clean effectively, especially for young children who are just starting to brush and floss on their own. Thankfully, our Greybull team can provide some helpful extra protection in the form of a dental sealant.
Dental sealants are safe, plastic-based substances that apply to the chewing surfaces of back teeth as thin layers. They will help smooth this structure and establish a sturdy physical barrier that prevents harmful plaque from settling in place. As a result, you or your loved one’s overall risk of cavities will be greatly reduced! They only take minutes to apply and can last for several years at a time as long as the patient is brushing and flossing at home.
In addition to helmets and elbow pads, mouthguards are strongly recommended when playing sports that involve the possibility of physical contact with hard surfaces or other players. A custom-made device from Dr. Lance Anderson and Dr. Tate Anderson can provide unparalleled protection for the teeth and gums, preventing harmful chips, dangerous fractures, and even lacerations to the soft tissue.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in the world all around us, from many of the foods we eat to the water that most likely comes out of our kitchen sink at home. Years of dedicated research has demonstrated a clear positive link towards fluoride exposure and better oral health. Its presence in your diet actually helps replace minerals that are regularly stripped away by harmful bacteria, acids, and plaque, minimizing the risk of developing cavities. Unfortunately, more and more families are starting to stick to non-fluoridated bottled water, which means they’re missing out on this important exposure and increasing their risk of tooth decay.
At Greybull Dental, our team is happy to provide professional fluoride treatments during regular checkups. This can come in the form of an oral supplement or the direct placement of highly concentrated gel with an oral application tray. It’s quick, comfortable, and a great way to keep everyone in your family smiling brightly between appointments.