Pediatric Dentistry in Westport
Mark S. Roisman, DMD provides pediatric dentistry in Westport, CT. Call 203-227-6338 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
As a family dental practice, we treat patients of all ages, including kids! Pediatric dentistry has a special focus on education and preventive care, laying the foundation for a lifetime of good dental habits. Your child’s baby teeth aren’t just placeholders—they play an important role in speech development, allow kids to eat the healthy foods that help them grow, and guide the permanent teeth into their proper positions.
We offer the following pediatric dental services at our practice:
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation / Digital Radiographs
Just like adults, children should go to the dentist every six months for checkups. During these visits, we’ll monitor for cavities and other dental problems. When needed, we use digital radiographs to identify issues that can’t be diagnosed with visual exams.
Dental cleanings twice a year are particularly important for children because they don’t always have the dexterity to brush their teeth well. We use an ultrasonic tool to gently remove tartar, then polish the teeth to lift surface stains and keep new tartar deposits from forming.
Dental sealants are one of the best tools we have when it comes to preventing cavities. It’s a safe resin material that is painted onto the surfaces of the teeth to fill in the grooves and crevices where plaque collects and causes cavities. Sealants are painless, fast, and applied in a single visit.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and prevents decay. During your child’s twice-yearly dental checkups, we’ll apply fluoride using a gel, foam, or varnish.
Many school athletic programs require participants to wear mouth guards, but even if yours doesn’t, it’s a good idea to have one, particularly if your child wears braces. The custom-made mouth guards we provide offer more protection than store-bought mouth guards and they’re also more comfortable to wear.