Pediatric Preventive dentistry means a healthy smile for your child. Children with healthy mouths chew more easily and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat. They learn to speak more quickly and clearly. They have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body. A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children conﬁdence in their appearance. Finally, preventive dentistry means less extensive and less expensive treatment for your child.
Preventive care involves providing regular checkups, cleaning and maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Prevention and early detection of problems can lead to continued good dental health. Controlling plaque and tartar buildup will aid in the ﬁght against gum and dental disease.
Following a proper diet and maintaining proper dental hygiene with brushing and ﬂossing is important. Our dental doctors oﬀer the following services:
Preventive dentistry for children includes:
Dental care for kids or infants, is very important during early development. Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development and contribute to facial development and expression. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly and smile conﬁdently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jawbones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth and guide them into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked.
One concern is early childhood caries, a serious condition caused by a child staying on the bottle, breastfeeding or sipper cup too long. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, infections, and can spread to the permanent teeth. Also, your child’s general health can be aﬀected if diseased baby teeth aren’t treated. Some primary molars are not replaced until age ten to fourteen, so they must last for years. Oral habits (such as thumb-sucking) should also be checked.
At JR Dental we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. Continual preventive care includes regular check-ups and cleanings with oral hygiene instruction. The timing of these depends on your child’s speciﬁc needs. Our Pediatric Dentist is specially qualiﬁed and trained to deal with children and to help them overcome their fears of dental treatments.
We Recommend – A ﬁrst checkup by 12 months old to make certain that teeth and jaw development are normal, and even more importantly so that parents and guardians know how to help their children be healthy from the start.
Common Dental Treatment Procedures for Kids
2-min Fluoride applications (For prevention from caries – eﬀects of chocolates; Colas; sticky foods on teeth)