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Pediatric Dentistry

Keeps Little Smiles Strong

Just like your preferences for what you like to watch on TV are drastically different from your child’s, so too are your little one’s dental needs. Dr. Dinesh Patel provides care for young patients on a case by case evaluation and will recommend the best course of treatment. At Summit Family Dentistry, we take a fun, friendly approach to children’s dental care — and it’s one that Erie County parents certainly appreciate. In fact, kids actually look forward to visiting our office!

Our Pediatric Services

Laughing little boy

One of the most important considerations for growing smiles is cavity prevention. That’s because children’s tooth enamel has not fully hardened until the time they are 14 or so. And, when you combine softer tooth enamel with a child’s natural love for all things sweet AND still-shaky dental hygiene practices, you get a recipe for tooth decay.

To help, we offer services that are specifically geared toward little smiles:

  • Dental sealants, which are coverings that we apply to the molars and premolars to help shield the tooth enamel from the bacteria and food particles that can accelerate the rate of decay. It only takes a couple of minutes to apply dental sealants, and they can provide years of helpful protection against cavities.
  • Fluoride treatments, or topical applications of the mineral that is well-known for its oral health benefits. Fluoride remineralizes the tooth enamel to help strengthen it and reduce the risk of weak spots that result in cavities.
  • Oral hygiene instructions, and other recommendations from our hygienists that can aid them in their brushing, flossing techniques, as well as their dietary habits.

When was your little one’s last visit to the dentist? If the answer is “never,” or if it has been more than six months, it’s time for you to bring them to the dental office in Erie County that families love! We invite you to get in touch with Summit Family Dentistry to book a visit.