The key to good pediatric dentistry is staying on top a child’s dental health. When a child is given a good start in their oral health they are more likely to continue to visit the dentist as adults and also enjoy good oral health while they are children.
Good oral health is particularly important for children because primary teeth play an important role in their overall development. They help children when they are learning to talk, make space for adult teeth, and play a role in the development of a healthy bite.
Our goal is to provide children with a foundation for healthy teeth by preventing cavities and catching issues early enough so that they can be addressed early on.
Good preventative care begins with taking your child to the dentist on a regular basis. These visits help the dentist establish a baseline to understand what is normal for your child and if any changes have occurred over time.
During preventative visits the doctor simply looks inside your child’s mouth to look for any evidence of changes.
A crucial part of pediatric dentistry is providing children with the treatments needed to keep their teeth strong. Fluoride treatment plays an important role in keeping teeth strong by making them resistant to the acid that is produced when bacteria feeds off of plaque and sugar. Regular fluoride treatments in pediatric patients has been proven to reverse early decay.
Dental sealants help to protect teeth that haven’t been damaged from decay. In this treatment plastic is painted onto a tooth. Most often it is applied to back teeth, which have deeper grooves and are harder to reach with a toothbrush. The sealant provides a barrier between the teeth and food, thus reducing the rate of decay.
Parents are busy. Between work, family, and life’s responsibilities it can be tempting to reach for a box of sugary cereal or donuts or breakfast. We can help counsel you on the best meals and how to get nutrients for your child needs for proper development of their teeth.
Proper Brushing and Flossing Instructions
Children mirror what they see. It’s important that they see their parents brushing and flossing properly so that they mimic that behavior. We can help provide you with educational techniques to teach your child the proper brushing and flossing techniques that will keep them healthy for their entire life.
Contact us to learn more about pediatric dentistry and how we can help you and your family enjoy good oral health for many years to come.