Dr. Norman and her team of dental professionals want to make sure that your children have a broad, beautiful, healthy smile. Making sure that your children are healthy is so important, and your child’s oral health is a huge part of their overall health.
Dr. Norman offers a program to make your child's first visit enjoyable! Take a free introductory tour of our office facility here in Magnolia. Dr. Norman and her team have a reassuring approach that makes every visit comfortable, relaxing and fun! Introducing children to the world of dentistry in an enjoyable environment enhances a positive attitude towards dental health, creating an eager office and home care participant! A lifetime of good health begins with the first visit! Parents are under no obligation to make further appointments.
Our office is designed to treat the early growth and development of your child's dentition through adolescence. As your child grows, Dr. Norman is able to recognize at an early stage any problems that will affect the overall function of your child's dental health. Dr. Norman prides herself in creating an environment that is friendly, caring and fun, allowing for a positive dental experience!
If you have any questions about your child’s oral or overall health, please feel free to speak with one of our Hometown Family Dentistry team members today.
Dr. Norman offers dental sealants here in Magnolia, Texas.
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on to the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities-even on teeth where decay has begun.
The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
The sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces and are designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of teeth.
Sealants actually were developed about 50 years ago, but didn't become commonly used until the 1970s. Today, sealants are becoming widely popular and effective; young children are great candidates for preventative measures like sealants (especially on molars) because in many cases, decay has not set in. Even on teeth where decay is present, sealants have been shown to fight additional damage.
Sealants are applied by first cleaning the tooth surface. The procedure is followed by "etching" the tooth with a chemical substance, which allows the sealant to better adhere. After the sealant is applied, a warm light source is directed to the site to promote faster drying. Sealants usually need re-application every five to 10 years.
If you have any questions about sealants, please feel free to speak with Dr. Norman or one of our Hometown Family Dentistry team members today.
Would you like to consider an alternative to stopping cavities and tooth decay? Believe it or not, there’s a new, FDA approved liquid that’s designed to fight tooth decay quickly and painlessly, so that you, Dr. Norman and your child can avoid the trauma that often accompanies pediatric dental fillings.
Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is a colorless, antibiotic liquid, composed of silver and fluoride which work together to both strengthen the underlying layers of teeth and to stop present decay from occurring. SDF application is a non-invasive, cavity-fighting technique that is FDA approved for the treatment of dental sensitivity and has recently been found successful in preventing dental decay, especially in children who have excessive early decay.
SDF can be beneficial for young children who have trouble coping with the time required for a regular cavity treatment, and the application of SDF will not only be quick and painless but will also leave your child with a calm, collected demeanor throughout their entire dental visit. Dr. Norman is educated and well-equipped for SDF application for your little one, and should the beneficial pain-relieving results wear off after months’ time, Dr. Norman can get your child back in and out of the office in just minutes for a quick re-application.
While decayed areas of the teeth treated with SDF will turn a dark brown color, parents of young children often find that this is a minimal side-effect as compared to the long-term trauma that can accompany a trip to the dentist that includes pediatric sedation or drilling required for a cavity filling.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is rapidly becoming the future of pediatric dentistry, and it can become a part of your family’s pediatric dental plan too!
To learn more about Silver Diamine Fluoride or to schedule your child’s next pediatric dental appointment with Dr. Norman, call 281-789-7728 today!