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Losing baby teeth is a normal part of growing up; however, when they come out too soon, there is a real danger that an adjacent tooth may begin to shift or adjust position. This can cause serious damage since a tooth may shift in an undesired way, and it can also prevent an emerging adult tooth from coming in properly. Dental spacers are used as a way to stop this potentially dangerous situation from occurring.

Dental spacers work by keeping the teeth that are still inside the mouth steady in place. Dental spacers are most commonly used when a child loses a baby tooth at a very early age, possibly due to an accident. In these situations, it may be a long time before the permanent adult tooth emerges, giving the adjacent teeth ample time to make unwanted shifts or adjustments in positioning.

There are many kinds of dental spacers, and different types are used depending upon the needs of the child. Based on the type of spacer, it may be fixed inside the mouth or removable for easy cleaning. Although using a spacer can take some getting used to, most children find that they are extremely comfortable to wear, and they usually forget that they are even using one in the first place.

If you would like to learn more about dental spacers and determine if your child is a good candidate, please call us at (302) 213-3300 to schedule an appointment.

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"Just went for my sons first ever visit to the dentist and my friend had recommended this location to us. Went there and it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was super friendly and my son had a great time. The play area, known as the "Smile Zone" is wonderful for relaxing kids before they have to see the dentist. Then the staff there is super nice and friendly which makes it even better for the kids. Definitely going to continue to take my son there!"

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"Where do I begin as my children are new patients this Practice by far is the best Pediatric Dental Office I have ever seen or experienced! From the pleasant staff to the top notch service! Kid friendly is an understatement from the comfortable lounge area to the free arcade. The technicians we amazing my children are asking when do we go back! Extremely happy with my decision to take my children here thank you! We are here to stay!!!"

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"I love the facility, the people, and the caliber of care of Gentle Smiles. My daughter went from scared of the dentist to excited to go, and that is after this team had to spend extra time cleaning her teeth from the years of build-up that our previous dentist left. I love that they allow you to stay with your child during dental work, should you desire to. I now carry Gentle Smiles business cards with me to give to people I know."

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