Dentistry For Kids
At Drs. Rossetti, Myers, & Kondorossy, kids dentistry is about more than bright, healthy smiles. It is rewarding for us to see our youngest patients grow up as they return to our office year after year! Our dental team is dedicated to making sure your child’s visit is positive and educational. We take the extra time to earn the trust of both you and your child, to make sure each trip to the dentist is a pleasant, calm experience for your entire family.
We encourage you and your child to ask questions and are always happy to address any concerns you have as a parent. To compliment our extensive menu of kids dentistry services, we offer empathetic oral health education and use simple explanations to answer your child’s questions and reassure them.
If your child is anxious, ask us about our sedation dentistry options that could make their appointment more relaxing.
Your Child's First Visit
As parents themselves, Dr. Rossetti and Dr. Myers understand that you want the best for your child. At our Richmond dental practice, we focus on providing the highest quality pediatric dental care possible.
It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at Drs. Rossetti, Myers, & Kondorossy, they don’t have to be! Our dental practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist every time they come to our office.
We recommend your child’s first dental appointment be schedule as soon as possible after they cut their first tooth. That way we can ensure their smile stays healthy from the very beginning!
Preventive Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow our dentists to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child. Our dental team may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At Drs. Rossetti, Myers, & Kondorossy, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
Fluoride Varnish Treatment
Dental fluoride treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the amount of cavities in children.Our dentists often recommend fluoride treatments along with dental sealants to protect your child’s teeth. Fluoride acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Protective Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic painted onto your child’s back teeth to protect their deep grooves and depressions from accumulating bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in rear molars.
At Drs. Rossetti, Myers, & Kondorossy, we typically apply a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years, but we will continue to check it during your child’s regular dental appointments.
If your child is anxious, has special needs, or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, our dental team may recommend nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear.
Once the dental treatment is over, the gas will be completely out of their system after just a few minutes. Nitrous oxide is widely considered to be low risk. At Drs. Rossetti, Myers, & Kondorossy, our goal is to always care for your child’s dental health in the safest way possible.
Is your child due for a preventive checkup? Give our Richmond dentists a call to schedule their appointment with Dr. Rossetti, Dr. Myers, or Dr. Kondorossy today!
At Drs. Rossetti, Myers, & Kondorossy, we offer comprehensive general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright