Don’t worry about your children being left with jack-o-lantern smiles after Halloween. If you’re concerned your kids are going to develop cavities or worse because of Halloween candy, call Perrigo Dental Care at 205-545-8007 to book a thorough dental cleaning and exam after the holiday!
With the help of our kid-friendly team, Dr. Lucas Perrigo can clean your child’s teeth and check for potential issues right here at our Birmingham, AL dentist office. We treat people of all ages with a wide variety of family dentistry services so your loved ones’ smiles can stay healthy and gorgeous for years to come.
So you don’t have to jump through hoops and miss time at work or pull your kids out of school, we offer convenient hours outside the nine to five schedule. On top of the more standard daytime hours we offer, our office is open:
- Starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday
- From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays
Fight Tooth Decay Monsters With Dental Cleanings And More
Did you know that there are grooves and pits in your tooth enamel that are so small that not even a single bristle from a toothbrush can clean them out? That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning using special techniques and instruments.
When you bring your kids into Perrigo Dental Care for a dental cleaning and exam after Halloween or any other time of the year, we will clean their teeth more thoroughly than brushing and flossing at home ever could.
We will also check for and catch signs of decay while the issue is still easily managed. This means your dental care costs will be lower in the long run because we’ll be able to use more affordable, less time-consuming techniques to address any problems in your children’s smiles.
To provide the highest level of care for you and your family, we have invested in state-of-the-art ultrasonic scalers to clean teeth better and more gently than is possible with traditional scaling techniques. This cutting-edge tool uses the vibrations of sound waves to quickly clean away stains, plaque, and other smile problems.
After we clean your child’s teeth with the ultrasonic scaler, we will use our Prophy Jet device to polish your kiddo’s pearly whites. This handheld machine will remove any remaining plaque with a high-pressure stream of water and baking soda. It will also help their teeth look dazzling white!
Once your child’s teeth are clean, we can help prevent any potential dental issues from arising with various tooth decay prevention treatments, including dental sealants and fluoride treatments. We can also provide professional advice on oral hygiene habits and demonstrate proper tooth cleaning techniques.
As you probably know, a big part of maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile is keeping up with good oral hygiene habits at home. For a strong, pearly grin, make sure your child:
- Brushes their teeth twice daily using toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Flosses at least once a day
- Uses a rinse or mouthwash if recommended by Dr. Perrigo
If your child does have a cavity, we will clean away the decayed portion of their tooth and restore the natural structure using a tooth-colored filling that will blend in seamlessly with the rest of their smile.
On top of the various dental treatments we provide, we can also offer professional advice on how to keep away the Halloween tooth monsters. With our help, your kids can enjoy their sugary treats while also keeping their smile safe from decay-causing bacteria.
While it may be tempting, denying your children their Halloween candy could actually come back to bite you. Your kid could desire sugary treats even more and indulge whenever they get the chance or eat as much as possible when they have the opportunity.
To deter your kiddo from filling up on candy, make sure they have a balanced meal before they go trick-or-treating. When they return, you can try letting them pick a few candies to enjoy that night, and then store their stash for them to have for dessert after meals. You can even freeze the candy so they can enjoy it over a longer period.
Give yourself a treat this Halloween and gain peace of mind by bringing your kids to Perrigo Dental Care for a dental cleaning and exam. Call 205-545-8007, stop by our easy-to-find Birmingham, AL dentist office, or use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.