Our office regularly cares for the dental needs of children as young as 6 years old. During your childs visit, we check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and other concerns. However, if you notice your child has a problem with his or her teeth or gums prior to the age of 6, please schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist.
As your child grows, he or she will need regular checkups and hygiene visits to ensure optimal oral health. Our team also teaches oral homecare techniques so your child learns how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. The dentist may recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from the bacteria and foods that cause tooth decay. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants and fluoride supplements are quick and easy protective measures that may save your little one from cavities.
Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. Call to schedule a Happy Visit or checkup today! We will help you make the best choices for your child’s unique oral health.