Smile Beautiful Dentistry Karessa Kuntz
Smile Beautiful Dentistry Monroeville

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Welcome to Smile Beautiful Dentistry...proudly serving Monroeville and the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

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Protecting Your Child's Smile

Question: I know that my child’s early dental health is important. How can I avoid early tooth decay?

Dental Visits

Regular dental check-ups, beginning by the child’s first birthday, provide your child with “smile” insurance. Routine dental exams uncover problems that can be treated in the early stages. When necessary, X-rays are taken to see how the teeth are developing and to spot hidden decay.

Preventing Injuries

Many injuries that occur on the playground or while skateboarding or playing sports can be prevented or minimized by wearing a mouth protector. Mouth protectors can be purchased at a sporting goods store or can be custom-made by Dr. Kuntz to fit your child’s smile. A conversation with Dr. Kuntz will allow you to decide which type of protector is best for your child, especially if your child is wearing braces.

Fluoride & Sealant Treatments

Today, fluorides used to strengthen teeth and protect from decay are easily found in toothpastes. In addition many communities have added optimal amounts of fluoride to their drinking water system. Talk with Dr. Kuntz to see if additional fluoride is needed to be introduced to your child’s oral hygiene.

A sealant is a plastic material that a dentist can paint on to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – pre-molars and molars to from a barrier that will protect the teeth from decay. It takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth and protect it from decay. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and usually will last for several years

Tooth sealant

Left tooth showing deep groves with potential areas for decay. Right tooth showing surface of molar protected after sealant.

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a child’s smile. With proper care & regular dental visits it is possible for children to reach adulthood without experiencing tooth decay.

American Dental Association

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