Does Your Child’s Smile Make the Grade?

Summer’s almost over, and it’s time to help your child get ready for school. You’ve got pens and pencils, new clothes, and notebooks; is a dental checkup on your to-do list? Now is a great time to schedule that appointment you’ve been putting off. Dr. James DeFinnis wants to give your child a winning smile to take back to school.

The whirring sound of a dentist’s drill strikes fear into the hearts of many children – and adults. Instead of the usual dreaded dental drill, Dr. DeFinnis uses air abrasion to treat his patients. This means no sound, heat, pressure, or vibration during dental cleanings and other procedures. Using air abrasion also reduces the need for anesthesia, especially when working on shallow cavities.

Children may be nervous about showing up to their first day of classes with brand-new braces. However, getting dental work now gives them time to adjust. They’ll learn how to properly clean and care for their orthodontia, so you won’t need to worry when they hit the cafeteria. Have they lost or damaged a tooth recently? Our answering service takes calls 24 hours a day when dental emergencies strike.

Tooth decay is widespread among young children, and it’s such a problem it’s considered a pandemic. Though cavities may manifest with pain or sensitivity, some slip “under the radar” and continue to worsen undetected. Dr. DeFinnis uses the DIAGNOdent laser detection tool to find cavities that a traditional examination would miss. Since this tool catches cavities while they’re still small, further decay can be prevented with prompt treatment.

Dr. DeFinnis and his team would like to boost your child’s smile to the top of the class. Call Back Mountain Dental today at (570) 763-4360 to schedule an appointment.

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