Preventive Dentistry: Your Kid’s Best Option
Here at the Kids Dentistry Center we place a great deal of emphasis on preventive dentistry for children and it’s something that we talk about extensively to all parents and caregivers as well as with older children who are able to grasp its importance.
We have seen firsthand how good preventive dentistry can help a child benefit from all the advantages of having healthy teeth and gums, with many of these benefits extending right into adulthood. With the right help your child can enjoy good dental health for life. If you have ever struggled with poor dental health then you’ll know just how important this can be. This is why we strongly recommend parents bring their child into see Dr. Marina Krepkh or any of our excellent pediatric dentists by age 1.
Why Early Checkups Are so Important
These early checkups are incredibly important as by beginning dental care at this age parents can help avoid a number of dental issues from developing in the future. These include difficulties with chewing and speech due to infected or decaying or missing teeth and other problems such as misaligned or crooked teeth that may develop as a result of early tooth loss or other issues such as thumb sucking or finger sucking.
We Show How to Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth
By providing the proper help and advice, we can show you how to look after your child’s teeth as soon as they first begin to poke through their gums. We can advise you how soon to begin using fluoride toothpaste and on the best techniques for brushing and flossing. Very young children don’t have sufficient dexterity to floss for themselves so we can educate you on assisting your child while they brush and floss. You’ll find we do everything possible to make this type of education as enjoyable as we can.
Our Preventive Dentistry Treatments
We have a range of preventive dentistry treatments that can be very helpful in keeping young teeth healthy and strong. These include fluoride treatments that will help strengthen their tooth enamel, increasing its resistance to tooth decay. Fluoride is often easily applied in the form of a varnish or as a gel or mouthwash.
Dental Sealants Help Protect Your Kid’s Teeth
We also offer fissure sealants and this is a great preventive dentistry treatment for avoiding decay in the large flat chewing surfaces of back teeth. Treatment is non-invasive and is quick and easy and this is a very inexpensive way to protect your kid’s teeth. Dental sealants simply consist of a thin plastic material that is painted onto these chewing surfaces, completely sealing out bacteria so they cannot become decayed. Unfortunately we can only use dental sealants on healthy teeth, which is why it’s so important for your kid to have this treatment soon after their adult teeth push through.
Custom-Made Sports Mouthguards
If you have a budding athlete in the family ask us about our custom-made mouthguards which offer much more protection than anything you can buy over-the-counter. A good mouthguard could help prevent years of treatment and costly dental bills in restoring or even replacing knocked out teeth.
Our friendly dental team is here to help you and your kid so please feel free to ask us any questions about dental care.
Kids Best Dentist Brooklyn NYC
Dr. Marina Krepkh
7708 4th Avenue 1st floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209 (Bay Ridge)