START TYPING AND PRESS ENTER TO SEARCH

preventitive-care-children-dental

Prevention

“Prevention is better than cure”; nothing is truer when it comes to dental hygiene in children. Research has demonstrated the importance of practicing good dental hygiene and oral care in children. Tooth decay is by far the most common chronic childhood disease among American children, affecting over 50% of first-graders.

For this reason, parents have a responsibility in ensuring their children practice good oral hygiene from an early age. We recommend introducing good dental health routines as soon as possible in a child’s life, ideally from infancy.

A healthy dental hygiene and oral care routine will ensure that your child doesn’t have any issues later on in life. The American Dental Association recommends the following oral hygiene routine for children:

  • As early as age 3, teach your child proper brushing techniques using a small toothbrush and applying a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste. We recommend that at the age seven you teach them proper brushing and gentle flossing.
  • Check your home’s water supply to see if it’s fluoridated. In the event that it isn’t, discuss supplement options with your dental or health specialist.
  • Children may develop developmental problems in their teeth, for this reason, schedule regular visits with a dentist to thoroughly check for cavities.
  • Sugared liquids and foods can present a major problem to children’s teeth. We recommend consulting with your dentist about sealant application to protect your child’s teeth surfaces and bottle tooth decay.

We recommend you follow the above guidelines to ensure optimum oral hygiene for your kids. Contact us for further information for prevention methods for your children.

Patient Information

Pediatric Dentistry

New Patient Info

An overview for new patients on services we offer, directions to our office, and new forms required.

Baby & Permanent Teeth

Primary teeth commonly referred to as baby teeth, play a critical role in your child’s development.

Hygiene Appointments

Our Preventive Care includes regular, scheduled professional teeth cleaning.

Prevention

“Prevention is better than cure”; nothing is truer when it comes to dental hygiene in children.

Common Conditions

View a list of the most common teeth conditions that affect children.

Emergency Care

Knowing how to treat a dental emergency effectively is essential for a pain-free recovery.

Financial Information

Get information on accepted insurances and payment plans that we offer.

FAQs

Information on our office and how we work to provide the best care for your child.