It is important to practice and maintain healthy oral hygiene from a young age, which is why Dr. Raymond Ribitch and his professional team provide treatment for patients of all ages. Dr. Ribitch and his team can provide personalized care for you and your family.
Our team enjoys providing patient education about oral health, helping young patients learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We offer sports mouthguards, tooth bonding, and Invisalign for older children. Dr. Ribitch and his team want to provide consistent care every step of the way.
Learn more about these treatment options:
- Mouthguards: Do you or your child play contact sports? Protect your teeth and your child’s teeth from injury with a custom mouthguard. Dr. Ribitch will work with you or your child to create a sports mouthguard that fits comfortably. He will take a mold of teeth to craft the final custom mouthguard.
- Tooth Bonding: Tooth bonding is a quick and easy solution to cosmetic problems that many patients face. Like porcelain veneers, tooth bonding can repair chipped or cracked teeth. Dr. Ribitch can complete your tooth bonding procedure in just one visit to his office.
- Invisalign: Using a series of clear aligners, you can get straighter teeth in 3 to 9 months. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and can be easily removed and cleaned. Because aligners are made of ultra-thin plastic, they won’t damage teeth or gums. Treatment with Invisalign can also be used in conjunction with other restorative treatments. If you have misaligned teeth or an uneven bite, our professionals are able to fix these complex dental problems in our Mount Pleasant, MI office.
FAQS: Dental Care for Children
Q. How important are primary teeth?
A. Primary or “baby” teeth help children speak, chew, and also help to form a path for permanent future teeth. Primary teeth need to be taken care of because cavities and infection can be painful and can lead to serious health problems, especially in the future.
Q. How do you care for primary teeth?
A. As soon as your child’s first tooth shows, they can be cleaned with a wet washcloth or wet gauze. If a toothbrush is used, it should be an infant toothbrush so that it is the correct size for your child.
Q. Where does decay on the primary teeth occur most often?
A. The upper front teeth or the upper primary molars found furthest back in the mouth are the most prone to decay. These primary teeth should also be flossed to clean between them.
Q. When should I start using toothpaste on my child’s teeth?
A. Even before teeth come in, you should use an infant toothbrush or wet washcloth to clean your child’s gums. When teeth do come in, you should use a small amount of toothpaste to brush your child’s teeth twice a day.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you looking for a dental practice that provides personalized care for the whole family? Call Dr. Ribitch and his professional team at 989.200.3896.