A boy practices proper brushing to prevent tooth decay at the brushing sink at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Prevention-Focused Care

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:

A dental assistant uses a dental puppet to educate a child how to brush as part of our prevention-focused care.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

Dr. Laura and Dr. Rachel would love to help you give your child the best oral health possible.  Call our office today at (330) 425-1885 to schedule an appointment for your child.  We are accepting new patients under the age of 12.