The best way to ensure that your child has excellent oral health is by coming to see us for an examination. A dental examination allows us to make sure everything is healthy and happy, and during these visits we are able to catch any problems early on (if any). It is best to see if there are issues as early as possible in order to prevent them from developing into more serious oral problems. Your child (and their teeth) are growing rapidly, so we recommend a dental check-up every six months. During an exam, we check for cavities, swollen gums, signs of infection, and tooth damage. We also make sure that your child’s mouth is developing and growing properly. The earlier we catch any jaw/mouth developmental problems, the quicker and easier it is for us to make corrections.
The Importance Of A Dental Cleaning: Even when your child is staying on top of regular brushing and flossing at home, daily care in front of the bathroom mirror is not enough to remove all the plaque and tartar that can build up on your child’s teeth. A professional dental cleaning every six months will get to all the areas that have been missed and remove build-up. We’ll also give you tips and advice on how to make brushing and flossing children’s teeth easier and more effective.
Sealants Work To Protect Teeth: Most of the cavities that we see in kids are located in their permanent molars. Cavities form very easily in these teeth because of the grooved and pitted surfaces used for chewing. To protect these vulnerable teeth, we apply sealants to them. This is a great solution for children who may need “extra help” in protecting their teeth and to prevent cavities!
Restorative Work Mainly Consists Of Filling Cavities: Cavities are caused by the enamel of your child’s tooth breaking down over time – this is caused by plaque “holding onto” acids from sugary foods and then making these little holes in the tooth. Cavities are very common and are not a cause of alarm, especially if they are caught early. However, if left for too long, cavities can cause tooth decay. That is why we place such an importance of healthy oral habits! Brushing twice daily and flossing are the best means of preventing cavities to occur.