Taking your kids to the dentist regularly is the best way to fight against potential problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis, but making sure that your children’s teeth are developing as healthy and safely as possible doesn’t stop there.
Preventive dentistry means taking active steps to protect your children’s teeth from harm before there’s a problem.
As soon as your baby has had its first tooth, preventive dentistry should begin. With a pediatric dentist you can design a personalized plan that includes the standard brushing and flossing routines as well as diet counseling and more to make sure that your child is on the road to great oral health.
The key to preventive dentistry is parental involvement and doing everything possible to make sure kids are developing healthy habits that will last them their entire lives.
Pediatric dentists can help your family with education on dental issues, checking for cavities, applying sealants to further protect enamel, and making recommendations for mouth guards.
However, it is at home with good routines of brushing and flossing and healthy eating habits that the most progress will be made in keeping your children from developing tooth decay or gingivitis.