Cater to Kids!
Dr. Drazner and Dr. Allen specialize in making children of all
ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves when they come to our
Meriden dental office. Parents will relax knowing your kids will
receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry. Our
team delivers top treatment with thoughtful caring and
compassion. Dr. Drazner and Dr. Allen encourage the proper
dental care habits in children and enjoy teaching them how to
keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We look forward to
seeing young patients for their first dental visits when they’re
one year old and watching them grow year after year.
Calming Dental Fears
We want to ensure that many generations of children grow up
never being afraid to go to the dentist. Our many happy parents
tell us we are achieving our goals! Children love to visit our
relaxed and happy office. Whether you have an active
six-year-old or a scared three-year-old, we are here to help
Your Child’s Dentist with Care
You probably spent a great deal of time choosing your child’s
pediatrician. Who you choose to care for their oral health is
just as important. A good dentist for children knows how
important it is to instill good habits early, in an environment
that’s comfortable and fun, to set up a lifetime of good oral
There are many reasons that children’s teeth can be prone to
cavities, even at a very young age. Kids can’t brush well on
their own, so parents must be involved in their child’s daily
dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the
development of proper dental habits. Little kids also tend to
graze, or eat more often during the day. Every time you eat you
make acid, so children’s teeth have more exposure to that acid,
which may cause more cavities.
A tooth that isn’t completely clean will also be exposed to acid
when food and juice contact it. This acid can be responsible for
speeding up the development of cavities. The good news is that
identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying
a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly
reduce the risk of cavities.
Easy Prevention of Tooth Decay
Most children have a hard time doing a good job when they brush
their teeth. Even adults don’t get it right all the time! No
matter how meticulous your child’s brushing may be, sometimes
their brushing can’t reach the deep grooves in the back teeth.
Bacteria, acids, and plaque can have a party back there, and
that’s the perfect recipe for decay. Decay causes permanent
damage, and the only solutions are a
filling or crown.
But we can help you keep any of this from happening, by applying
dental sealants to those back teeth.
After the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a thin plastic clear
or white coating is applied. A curing light bonds the sealant in
place. The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. There are
no shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure, so it’s
completely painless. Applying dental sealants is one of the best
preventive things both children and adolescents can do to
preserve their natural teeth!
You’ll be amazed at how easy applying dental sealants is for
helping kids and teens protect their teeth.
Healthy smiles for your
entire family! Give us a call today at (203) 235-5588 to
schedule your child’s next visit.