Dental Care For Children
Good oral hygiene is integral to good health, and we all want our children to be happy and healthy. Taking preventative dental care seriously — as well as introducing children to mouthwashes and other proactive habits and resources — can leave their smiles both shining and free of tooth pain, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Particularly as children begin to lose their teeth and deal with the discomfort of their permanent adult teeth growing in, we want to instill a sense of dental independence and care with them that they can take into their teenage and young adult years.
Preventative Dental Care For Children
Optimal health is more than the absence of disease. Simply waiting for an oral disease to set in and then finding treatment to erase it isn’t enough. To be truly healthy, you have to take care of yourself by taking preventative health care steps, which is true for all aspects of health, including dental care!
As adults, it is up to us to care for and guide our children in order to set them up for long-term oral wellness. Preventative dental care is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle, particularly when children’s baby teeth fall out and their adult teeth begin to breach the gum line — thus changing how they may treat their mouths in times of discomfort.
Here at our office, we take a proactive approach to dental health. Based on the results of your child’s initial visit with us, we will recommend a preventative treatment plan that includes regular visits to our office at six-month intervals.
What to Expect
As they continue to grow and adopt a range of health-related habits, we want to guide your children toward total oral wellness. In their continued dental visits, we will …
Teach your child skills to take care of their dental health on a daily basis.
Clean your child’s teeth to reduce the build-up of plaque and food residue.
Check your child’s teeth for signs of cavities and other oral diseases.
Help your child to form a positive opinion of visiting the dentist.
We believe that children who develop a positive relationship with their dentist early on in life are set up for long-term oral health success. This is why we encourage all parents to take an active role in their child’s dental preventative health by scheduling regular appointments and helping to keep their teeth clean and free of disease.