Healthy habits are easier to follow when you start at an early age. That’s why Audrey May-Jones, DDS, offers a number of pediatric dental services at Proud To Serve Family Dentistry in Norman, Oklahoma. From routine dental cleanings and exams to dental sealants and cavity fillings, Dr. Audrey is a dentist your entire family can turn to for all their oral health needs. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about the pediatric services Proud To Serve Family Dentistry offers.
Pediatric dentistry is a subset of dentistry that focuses on providing infants, children, and adolescents with optimal oral health for life through preventive services, routine maintenance, and conservative treatments. When working with children, Dr. Audrey takes a compassionate approach, ensuring that her office feels like a fun, safe environment for her pediatric patients.
Dr. Audrey recommends taking your child to the dentist once their teeth start coming in. These early oral health conversations can help Dr. Audrey and your family set your child up for a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth. Routine cleanings and dental exams twice a year, once every six months, will ensure your child’s teeth remain healthy. They also give Dr. Audrey a chance to spot dental problems like cavities before they become difficult to treat.
Dental sealants are shields used to protect your child’s teeth against cavities that can develop in the pits and grooves of their molars. They are bonded to your child’s crowns and help prevent harmful bacteria and plaque from eroding your child’s enamel. When used correctly, they have been shown to reduce the risk of cavities by as much as 80%. The great thing about sealants is that they are quick and easy and completely pain free!
Cavities often lead to serious tooth decay when left untreated, which can cause tooth pain and gum disease. That’s why it’s important to have your child’s tooth decay removed and replaced with a filling before the cavity begins causing oral health problems. Dr. Audrey uses BPA-free tooth colored filling materials.
Dr. Audrey and her team are proud to invest in digital X-rays, which reduce your entire family’s exposure to harmful radiation by up to 90% when compared to traditional X-ray technology.
At Proud To Serve Family Dentistry, Dr. Audrey focuses on holistic dentistry to prevent future oral health problems and address existing concerns with conservative treatments. This means she’ll never expose your child to aggressive dental treatments or harmful radiation, ensuring her techniques remain as natural as possible.
Dr. Audrey is committed to providing high-quality pediatric dental care while educating parents on the best oral health practices to promote at home. To learn more about the pediatric services provided by Proud To Serve Family Dentistry, call or book an appointment online today.