Preventive dentistry for children means a healthy smile. Preventive dental care for children includes:
Preventive dentistry for children, in addition to regular dental visits, requires parental involvement with daily oral care at home. Children with a healthy mouths have a better chance of general health. Oral conditions can interfere with eating and adequate nutritional intake, speaking, self-esteem, and daily activities. Severe decay can affect growth and development. Children with dental pain may be unable to concentrate in school. A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children confidence in their appearance. Finally, preventive dentistry can result in less extensive — and less expensive — treatment for your child.
After completing a thorough oral examination and assessing your child’s risk for developing cavities, we will design a personalized preventive program of home care for your child. This program will include brushing and flossing instructions, diet counseling and, if necessary, fluoride recommendations. By following these directions, you can help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
Tooth cleaning and polishing and fluoride treatments are all part of your child’s prevention program. However, there is much more. For example, we can apply sealants to protect your child from tooth decay and provide early diagnosis and care of orthodontic problems. We will develop a combination of office and home preventive care to insure your child a lifetime of happy smiles.