To maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth, it is essential to establish good dental habits. Giving your child a strong foundation for dental health includes bringing them to our office for an exam and cleaning twice a year, as well as encouraging them to attentively listen to our dental team during their visit. At home, work together with your child to improve their dental hygiene routine.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should visit the dentist within six months of their first tooth appearing or by their first birthday. In order to detect the early stages of tooth decay and to maintain good oral health, it is essential to conduct an oral examination at an early age.
At each visit, our gentle and friendly dental team will examine your child’s mouth and teeth for any potential problems. We will also clean their teeth and remove any plaque or tartar build-up. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
Tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S. At Everbright Dental, we will educate you and your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques, dental hygiene habits, and healthy food choices. We believe in teaching your child to be our partner in keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.
We may also recommend fluoride treatments to protect your child’s teeth from decay by strengthening their enamel. Fluoride can be applied in-office or used in certain toothpaste and mouth rinses.
In some cases, we may suggest dental sealants as a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. In recent studies, sealants have been shown to be highly effective at preventing tooth decay.
Give your child a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums by scheduling a dental exam and cleaning at Everbright Dental. Contact us today to learn more about our children’s dentistry services.