Preventive Dentistry for Children
A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a strong foundation by bringing them for an exam and cleaning twice each year. Encourage your child to listen to our dental team during their visit. Work with your child at home to improve their dental hygiene routine.
How Often Should My Child Visit the Dentist?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintaining good oral health.
What Can I Expect At My Child’s Visit to the Dentist?
During each visit, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. We will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. As your child grows, we will evaluate and monitor the growth of their teeth for any need for orthodontic intervention. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
Why Should My Child Visit the Dentist Regularly?
Tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S. We will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth as they grow. We will discuss dental hygiene habits and healthy food choices. We will teach your child to be our partner in keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.
We recommend treating your child’s teeth with fluoride. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride may be applied in our pediatric dental office and used in certain toothpaste and mouth rinses.
In many cases, we may recommend the placement of dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Recent studies have found that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay.
Visit Our Pediatric Dentist in Tyler, TX
Help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Contact Tyler Pediatric Dentistry and request a dental exam and cleaning for your child.