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Space Maintainers In Calgary​

Space Maintainers In Calgary​

Space Maintainers in Calgary

A space maintainer is a small dental appliance that is used to hold the space of one or more missing baby teeth until the permanent teeth grow in. A space maintainer is usually only necessary when a baby tooth has been removed or fallen out prematurely.
There are several different types of space maintainers. Space maintainers can either be fixed (non-removable) or removable. While space maintainers can be made from metal, acrylic, or a combination, one of the most common space maintainer designs is a simple metallic band with an attached wire.
During the initial appointment, impressions will be taken of your child’s teeth. The impression will be used to create your child’s custom-made space maintainer.
At the second appointment, our experienced Calgary dentist will attach the space maintainer. Following this appointment, your child will be able to eat and drink normally
To learn more about space maintainers or to schedule an appointment for your child, please call Smile 32 Dentistry today and one of our friendly team members will answer any questions you may have.

How can fluoride prevent tooth decay?

Fluoride fulfills two important dental functions. First, it helps staunch mineral loss from tooth enamel, and second, it promotes the remineralization of tooth enamel.
When carbohydrates (sugars) are consumed, oral bacteria feed on them and produce harmful acids. These acids attack tooth enamel – especially in children who take medications or produce less saliva. Repeated acid attacks result in cavities, tooth decay, and childhood periodontal disease. Fluoride protects tooth enamel from acid attacks and reduces the risk of childhood tooth decay.
Fluoride is especially effective when used as part of a good oral hygiene regimen. Reducing the consumption of sugary foods, brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist biannually, all supplement the work of fluoride and keep young teeth healthy.
If you have questions or concerns about dental sealants and fluoride treatment, please contact Smile 32 Dentistry today.

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Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Our compassionate team goes to great lengths to make sure you and your child are comfortable in our care. We want to help you set up healthy habits for your whole family. And that begins with making good first impressions in our office. Schedule your child’s first dental exam today!
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