Preventive Dental Care for Children

Children are often susceptible to oral health concerns such as childhood cavities and gum disease. Additionally, performing restorative treatment on baby teeth is not ideal as it can become costly for parents. Subsequently, much of the focus in pediatric dentistry is on the prevention of oral health concerns through preventive dental care.

A guide to preventive dental care for children

It is important for parents to understand how to best care for their child’s smile at home and what preventive services pediatric dentists offer to help protect teeth and periodontal health as well. The following is everything to know about preventive dental care for children, including what in-office procedures are available and how parents can help their children protect their teeth between visits.

What is preventive dental care for children?

Preventive dental care for children includes a set of pediatric dental services that aim to prevent oral health concerns, rather than simply treat oral health issues after they arise. This offers a range of benefits, including the abilty to keep a healthy and attractive smile at a young age. Parents can also save money and avoid the need for their children to go through a more invasive restorative procedure.

What preventive services do pediatric dentists offer?

The preventive services that dentists offer vary, but in general, the more common services include routine dental cleanings, fluoride treatment, and dental sealants. Sealants, which are small tooth-colored coatings that are placed over the chewing surface of baby premolars and molars, can help protect the most vulnerable areas of teeth from cavities.

How can parents help their children care for their child’s smile at home?

Preventive services such as dental sealants and fluoride treatment can help keep enamel strong and healthy. However, the majority of protecting children’s teeth takes place at home through good oral hygiene and an understanding of how diet can affect their oral health. Pediatric dentists work with parents to ensure they have a good oral care routine in place, which would include regular brushing (and teaching children how to brush properly), flossing, and mouthwash use. It can also help to limit sugar consumption as well.

How often are check-up and cleaning visits recommended for children?

Regular check-up and cleaning visits are recommended once every four to six months for children, which is the same as the recommendation for adults. This provides an opportunity for the pediatric dentist to remove plaque and tartar build-up before it harms teeth and gives the dentist and their staff the opportunity to educate their younger patients on healthy oral care practices to implement between each visit to the office.
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Call our pediatric dentistry today if you have additional questions about preventive dental care or if it has been more than six months since your child’s last visit to the dentist and would like to schedule a check-up and cleaning for them. We love our young patients, and our staff works hard to help them keep a clean, healthy, and beautiful smile.

Request an appointment or call Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics at 602-595-3531 for an appointment in our Phoenix office.

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