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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Nashville, TN Pediatric Dentist
...Priya Purohit offers comprehensive dental services for kids including low radiation digital X-rays, BPA free sealants, gluten free fluoride treatments, tooth colored fillings, fun interactive cleanings and regular exams to promote a lifetime of healthy smiles...

Dental Services
... Sealants Dental sealants are invisible plastic resin coatings that smooth out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — the place where your child is most likely to get tooth decay...

Pediatric Dentistry
... Dental Sealants — A plastic coating can be applied at the dental office to prevent cavities by sealing the little grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth known as “pits and fissures...

4 Big Benefits for Beginning Early Dental Visits for Your Child
...Besides monitoring and treatment for decay, we can also perform measures to protect teeth (especially in children at high risk) through topical fluoride applications or sealants...

Sealants Provide a Little Extra Protection for Children at High Risk for Decay
...But some children at higher risk or who’ve already encountered tooth decay may also need a little extra help in the form of dental sealants...

Treating a Baby Tooth with Inner Decay can be Complicated - but Still Necessary
...Using other sealants could inhibit the natural process when the primary tooth’s roots begin to dissolve (resorb) to allow it to eventually give way...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Special sealants and varnishes can also be applied to stave off cavities from forming...

The Preventive Program
... Have sealants placed on young permanent teeth...

4 Reasons You Should Begin Your Child's Dental Visits by Age One
...First and foremost, starting visits at age one gives your child the best start for preventing tooth decay through cleanings, topical fluoride or, in some cases, sealants...

Four Tips for Preventing Premature Loss of Baby Teeth From Tooth Decay
... Consider topical fluoride or sealants for extra protection...

Preventive Care for Your Child is a Partnership between You and Your Dentist
...Our main focus, of course, is to head off tooth decay before it develops, including the application of topical fluoride or sealants when appropriate...

Research Confirms: Dental Sealants Really Work!
Have you heard about dental sealants...

Support Your Child's Teeth Development with Proper Hygiene and Dental Care
...This will help us stay ahead of any developing decay or other issues and perform preventive treatments like dental sealants or fluoride applications...

Dental Care is Difficult but not Impossible for a Special Needs Child
...Keep up regular dental visits beginning around their first birthday for cleanings and preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... For optimal oral health through all stages of life, make sure your preteen keeps up with professional teeth cleanings and exams, and talk with us about whether fluoride treatments or sealants may be appropriate for your child...

Keep Ahead of Potential Sidetracks to Your Child's Oral Health
...Besides treatment, we can also help prevent decay with topical fluoride treatments (to strengthen enamel) and sealants...

Topical Fluoride Adds Extra Protection against Tooth Decay
...Sealants, which are applied to the nooks and grooves of teeth where plaque can build up, may also help...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...We can also provide sealants and topical fluoride to give added protection against decay...

Support Your Child's Dental Development with Preventive Care
...It’s also an opportunity to apply other preventive measures such as sealants that discourage tooth decay development on biting surfaces and topical fluoride for strengthening enamel...

To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce "BAD" factors, Promote "SAFE" Ones
...We also want to promote SAFE factors that enhance tooth health and strength: Sealants, especially for children, that shield tooth surfaces from decay; Antimicrobial rinses that target and rid the mouth of acid-producing bacteria and give healthy bacteria room to develop; Fluoride, a proven enamel-strengthening chemical available in dental products, many drinking water systems and as a topical application in dental offices; and an Effective diet that’s rich in nutrients and low in sugar and acid as already mentioned...

If at All Possible, Primary Teeth are Worth Saving
...We can also perform preventive applications like topical fluoride or sealants that strengthen or protect the tooth...

Protect Your Child's Long-Term Dental Health with Regular Office Visits
...Saving it by preventing and treating tooth decay with fluoride applications and sealants, fillings or even a modified root canal treatment could stop a bad bite and costly orthodontic treatment down the road...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...We can provide preventive treatments like sealants or topical fluoride to reduce the risk of tooth decay, while continually monitoring for signs of the disease that may require treatment...

The Major Benefits of Early Childhood Dental Visits
...In addition to treating decayed teeth, your child may also need preventative actions like sealants or additional fluoride applications to protect teeth if they are at a higher risk for disease...

FAQs About Pediatric Dentistry
...We can offer individualized advice on fighting cavities, and even provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants for extra protection against cavities...

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Early Tooth Decay in Children
...To interrupt that cycle, there are some things you as a parent should do: perform daily hygiene with your child to reduce decay-causing bacteria; reduce the amount and frequency of carbohydrates in the diet, particularly sugar; and protect the teeth by having us apply fluoride or sealants directly to the teeth...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Besides monitoring dental health, dental visits also provide cleanings and other preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants;Brushing and flossing support...

A Child's Teeth Grinding is Normal - But You Should Still Keep an Eye on it
...To avoid these problems, it's best to keep your child's teeth as healthy as possible by practicing daily brushing and flossing, and regularly seeing a dentist for cleanings, treatments and preventive measures like topical fluoride or sealants...

Sealants Could Protect Your Child's Teeth From Future Problems
...One of the most important of these, dental sealants, has been around for decades...

How to Maximize Your Child's Dental Health Potential
...Promoting better Saliva function helps control acid levels, while Sealants applied to chewing surfaces strengthen these vulnerable areas against decay...

Protecting Primary Teeth from Decay Helps Ensure Future Dental Health
...Besides teeth cleanings and checkups for decay, your dentist has a number of measures like sealants or topical fluoride to protect at-risk teeth from disease...

Dental Sealants can help Prevent Tooth Decay in Children
...One popular method is dental sealants, dental material coatings applied to the biting surfaces of teeth that fill in the naturally occurring pits and crevices...

Prevention Tips for Children
... Sealants Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque...