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Preventative Dental Care Plan Is Best for Your Kid

Preventative Dental Care Plan Is Best for Your Kid

Here at the Kids Dentistry Center, we are all passionate about preventative dentistry and want your child to benefit from our personalized preventative dental care plan that is provided for every child who visits our pediatric dental office. Ideally, we like to begin seeing children from age 1 onwards so we can develop a relationship with them and their family.  That relationship will hopefully last until they are in their late teens and ready to see a general dentist. All our dentists are all specially trained and qualified to treat kids and this can be a huge advantage in helping to decide which preventative dental treatments will work best for your child.

Learning More About How Preventative Dental Care Plan Could Help

During your child’s initial visit to our dental office, we can carefully examine their teeth, gums and jaws and will generally make sure that everything is developing as it should. We can also begin preparing their preventative dental care plan that will be based on their personal level of risk for developing tooth decay and other oral health problems. This preventative dental care plan determines which treatments will best help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy.

Deciding How Frequently Your Child Will Need to See Us

We also use this preventative dental care plan to assess how often your child will benefit from seeing Dr. Marina Krepkh or another of our excellent pediatric dentists.  If we feel they are more at risk, we might suggest you bring them into see us more frequently so we can keep a close eye on their dental health. If they are at lower risk of developing dental diseases then we will not need to see them so often. Their personal risk of developing disease also determines how frequently we will need to take dental x-rays. We only ever take x-rays when necessary and you can rest assured that our digital dental x-ray equipment is extremely safe.

Types of Preventative Dental Care Treatments That Can Help

We have lots of great preventative dental care treatments, all of which are very non-invasive and completely painless. One treatment that is frequently used is the application of fluoride, fluoride therapy. By applying it topically to your child’s teeth in the form of a gel or varnish or a mouthwash, we can help to harden their tooth surfaces, lowering their risk of cavities.

Our dental sealants are another great treatment and are best applied as soon as their adult back teeth emerge. These back teeth are more at risk of developing tooth decay then other teeth, due to the way they are formed. If you take a look at them you will see they have lots of deep grooves that can be very difficult to clean and which are highly effective at trapping food and bacteria. By sealing these grooves to create a smooth, easy to clean surface, we can eliminate the risk of tooth decay in these vulnerable chewing surfaces.

There is a lot we can do to help your child enjoy great dental health so they grow up with an attractive smile that will hopefully last for life. Other preventative dental care measures include advice about diet as well as personalized oral hygiene instructions. Just ask us for more information.

 

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