Dr. Aaron Schwartz and his team are committed to understanding the latest techniques and scientific advances in pediatric dentistry by reviewing current dental journals and attending continuing education courses.
Our office provides comprehensive services including:
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child should first visit a pediatric dentist by one year of age. Early examination of your child can leave you with an understanding of your child’s dental growth and development and the prevention of dental diseases. Dr. Aaron Schwartz will explain to you milestones in infant oral health and you will leave with a better understanding of how to care for your child’s mouth.
Dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease are largely preventable. Also directing a child’s dental growth and development early in life often avoids future dental problems.
This office is highly versed in recommending best preventive strategies to help prevent untoward growth and development and dental diseases. In office dental fluoride, sealants, and bacterial DNA analysis are tools that can greatly benefit your child for the prevention of dental decay.
Sealants are used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn’t brush, but because they’re too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. These will develop cavities over time, and you don’t want that. So the dentist will brush on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop.
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include:
Our offices uses high quality resin fillings (tooth color fillings). Fillings are used to treat small cavities caused by dental decay. If a tooth has very large cavities, Dr. Aaron may recommend a crown on to be placed on the tooth.
Silver Diamine Fluoride, or SDF, is an FDA-approved antibiotic liquid that, when applied to active tooth decay, can stop the decay from progressing further. SDF has been proven effective in ceasing the growth of decay until either the baby tooth is lost, or a more permanent means of treatment can be completed. If you would like to learn more, Dr. Aaron can explain how it may be a good option for your child if he/she has dental treatment needs. Dr. Aaron is one of only a handful of pediatric dentists who use SDF, when needs warrant, in the Atlanta area.
Silver Diamine Fluoride is a safe, FDA-approved, effective way to stop the growth of decay. If your child has a silver sensitivity, please let us know.
If your child has a stubborn thumb sucking habit or tongue thrust habit, Dr. Aaron may recommend an appliance for your child to help break this habit. These habits can pose serious growth and development concerns if left alone.
A space maintainer is used to hold space for a permanent tooth when a baby tooth has been prematurely lost. If space is not maintained, teeth on either side of the missing tooth can drift into the space and prevent permanent teeth from erupting.
Unfortunately accidents happen. Rest assured Dr. Aaron Schwartz has much experiencing caring for oro-facial injuries common among children, including broken teeth, lost teeth, ‘displaced’ teeth, and cuts and bruises of the lips, tongues and gums.
Dr. Aaron may recommend primary teeth (baby teeth) to be extracted under certain considerations. These considerations include abcessed teeth, ‘stuck’ baby teeth, and orthodontic considerations for proper growth and development. Wisdom teeth surgery will be referred to a specialist in Oral Surgery.
Effective Fluoride Application, Minimizing ingestion.
Digital radiographs greatly reduce your child’s exposure to radiation and there is less waiting time for diagnosis leading to more efficient appointments. Image quality is superior. Digital radiographs are easy to see on our computers and Dr. Aaron loves to involve you and your child in looking at these radiographs and have a better understanding if treatment needs exist.
Our office is a completely digital (paperless) dental office. This means all x-rays and charting are made and recorded with the aid of the computer. This technology allows us to maintain your dental records electronically, and cuts down the unnecessary paperwork used with traditional paper charting. Traditional paper charting is difficult to keep standardized from doctor to hygienist to assistant. Even handwriting differences and coding make the charts look different. The computer eliminates this problem by using consistent charting methods that are accurate and precise, making it easy to read your dental chart and see up-to-date information. Digital charting standardizes the charting process so it is clear, easy to understand, and enables us to provide on the most accurate and precise care to our patients. When needed, this method also allows us to quickly and securely share information with your other health care providers.
We use the highest quality digital radiograph system, providing unparalleled diagnostic abilities while greatly minimizing your child’s exposure to radiation.
Our office uses the same state-of-the-art heat sterilization techniques as those in hospitals, and we follow all the sterilization and infection control guidelines as set forth by state and federal government, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.