It's never too early to get your child started on the path toward a lifetime of good oral health. At Lil' Teeth by Oloph, we provide many services to do exactly that. Monitoring your child's dental growth and development and preventing and intercepting dental diseases along the way are our practice's primary focus. Our office also works hand in hand with Tampa Children's Surgery Center to provide a safe environment for our anxious patients who may need a bit more than laughing gas. Learn more about Pediatric Dentistry.
Our services include:
Age One Dental Visit
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child's first checkup should occur by age 1. At this important visit at Lil' Teeth by Oloph, we will check the baby teeth for early cavities, show you how to care for a young child's mouth properly, go over your child's developmental milestones, and discuss the importance of good oral hygiene. Learn more about the Age One Dental Visit.
Fillings are used to seal a small hole (cavity) in your tooth that is caused by decay. This simple, painless procedure prevents decay bacteria from spreading further into your tooth, and possibly infecting the root canal. Both metal fillings and tooth-colored fillings are available at Lil' Teeth by Oloph. Learn more about Fillings.
Dental sealants are invisible plastic resin coatings that seal the grooves and crevices of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (the place where your child is most likely to get tooth decay). A sealed tooth is far less likely to develop a cavity, which could require expensive dental treatment and cause your child pain. Preventive Sealants are available at Lil' Teeth by Oloph. Learn more about Dental Sealants.
Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored materials to replace missing tooth structure or hide minor defects like chips, discoloration, or irregular spacing. It's a great option for children and teens, who often need to wait for their teeth to mature before choosing a more permanent restoration. Bonding is available at Lil' Teeth by Oloph. Learn more about Bonding.
Crowns are coverings placed over damaged teeth to strengthen them, and allow them to look and function normally again. Metal crowns are sometimes recommended as a temporary solution for damaged baby teeth, until the permanent teeth come in. Crowns on primary (baby) teeth are available at Lil' Teeth by Oloph.
Fluoridated water has been called one of the most significant health achievements of the 20th century; yet, not every child gets enough fluoride to prevent cavities. Lil' Teeth by Oloph offers topical Fluoride Treatment as part of the Preventive Exam/Prophy appointment. Learn more about Fluoride & Your Child.
If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a “space maintainer” may be needed to hold the space open until the permanent tooth comes in to fill it. This appliance will help your child's bite develop properly and may decrease the need for braces later on. Lil' Teeth by Oloph offers Space Maintainers. Learn more about Space Maintainers.
Besides being painful, a child's sports-related dental injury can mean time lost from school and work, plus substantial cost. A properly fitted, comfortable mouthguard, worn at practice and games, can greatly reduce the likelihood of serious dental injury. Lil' Teeth by Oloph offers Mouthguards. Learn more about Mouthguards for Children.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous Oxide can be of great benefit to children and teenagers who would otherwise be anxious and fearful during dental treatment. With local anesthetics and "Laughing Gas", it's possible for your child to have a dental experience that's free of anxiety and pain. Lil' Teeth by Oloph offers "Laughing Gas". Learn more about Nitrous Oxide
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. At Lil' Teeth by Oloph, we treat a variety of traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Please Contact Us for assistance.