As pediatric dentists, we are passionate about prevention-focused care. We are dedicated to educating children and their caregivers on best oral health practices. In addition, we are here to provide a helping hand when more than just brushing and flossing are needed. To prevent tooth decay and other oral health issues, we focus on the following areas:
Educating Our Families
We want to support caregivers in all they do to support their child’s oral health. That’s why we
- Teach proper brushing and flossing techniques at each visit.
- Discuss healthy eating habits and snack options with families.
- Arm parents with tips and tricks to encourage good habits at home
- Answer questions about thumb-sucking and pacifier use.
- Offer advice on bottle feeding and breastfeeding as they pertain to oral health.
- Maintain a Blog with helpful oral health care information caregivers can access 24/7.
Providing Preventative Boosts as Needed
Even with the best brushing and flossing practices, some teeth still need a little help. Tooth decay and dental injury are real concerns for children. That’s why we
- Provide fluoride treatments to help strengthen tooth enamel.
- Apply sealants to hard to reach, deeply grooved teeth when needed
- Make custom mouth guards to protect dental work and to prevent injury when playing sports
Encouraging Regular Check-Ups
Good habits are a must at home. Still, a major component of prevention focused care is regular check ups with our dentists. Just like adults, children should see the dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and doctor checks. These visits help prevent tooth decay and other oral health issues because they provide the following:
- A chance for the dentist’s skilled eyes to look for potential problem areas
- Age-appropriate x-rays to find concerns that aren’t yet visible to the bare eye
- Time for caregivers and children to ask the dentist questions