Preventive dentistry is just as important for children as it is for adults. Many parents underestimate the importance of preventive care for their children, however, simply due to the fact that their child’s primary teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced. The truth is that children have just as many oral health issues as adults, and in many cases, they may actually be more prone to developing cavities or other dental problems than adults.
Our dentist and team have one goal in mind: to keep your child’s mouth free from tooth decay and other dental problems, which in turn promotes better overall health for your child. Pediatric preventive dentistry is designed to keep your child’s mouth free from plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay so that they will not require any serious treatments in the future. Common pediatric preventive treatments that our dentist may recommend include:
We recommend that you bring your child to visit our dentist at least twice a year. You should begin scheduling appointments for your child when their first tooth erupts or no later than 1 year of age. These regular visits for routine cleanings and exams allow our dentist to monitor your child’s oral health, reducing their chances of developing a dental problem and helping ensure that any problems that do develop are diagnosed and treated promptly. Our team is here to be a resource for you in caring for your child’s smile, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
To find out more about pediatric preventive dentistry and schedule your child’s appointment with our dentist, give us a call today!