Watching their child smile would make any parent happy. But keeping their smile healthy and aesthetically pleasing is easier said than done. Children are most often drawn towards candies, chocolates and other sugary snacks, which are the main causes of cavities. If that has to be avoided, parents must be educated about how to take care of their child’s teeth in the right way, and that is where pediatric dentists come into the picture.
Our expert team sugary drinks are the best when it comes to handling children and blending in with them to offer the best care for their teeth and gums. We offer comprehensive dental solutions to children belonging to all age groups. We give it our best and strive hard to provide the most advanced and comfortable treatment options for your child.
Maintaining optimum oral hygiene
Children eat a lot of sugary food. There is nothing particularly wrong with this. But the problem lies in how long the sugary content stays on the teeth. The longer the teeth stay coated with sugary residue, the longer the bacteria multiply in the mouth and feed on it. They release harmful acids during the process, which can potentially erode the enamel and cause cavities.
The best thing for parents to do is making sure their children practice proper oral hygiene. For children below the age of seven, parents must brush their teeth for them until they are capable of doing it themselves. Children must use a soft bristle toothbrush and a fluoride-rich toothpaste that is approved by the ADA. Any food residues such as chocolate, sticky food debris, etc. should be removed thoroughly by flossing.
Routine professional dental consultations
During your child’s visit to our practice, we would conduct a thorough examination of the teeth and gums. We would check for signs of decay, cavities, plaque accumulation, malocclusion, gum diseases, etc. In rare cases, if the dentist suspects any signs of hidden cavities underneath, they may suggest an x-ray of the mouth. Any cavities, if found, would be disinfected immediately. A filling material will be applied to cover it and prevent further infection.
Fluoride treatment may be recommended if the teeth are very susceptible to cavities. This increases the teeth’s immunity towards decay and makes them stronger. Further, if there are any malocclusion issues, the dentist may suggest a suitable orthodontic solution (either braces or clear aligners). Dental sealants may be used to cover the occlusal grooves on the molars and pre-molars of teenagers, which prevents the accumulation of bacteria on them.
Entrust your child’s oral health to us!
We, at Christie Family Dentistry, believe that providing the right oral care to young individuals goes a long way into their future. When dental anomalies are treated at a very young age, the chances of children developing the perfect set of teeth as they grow up increase drastically. We can provide the right care for your child, right from infancy to adulthood. They would educate parents and children about oral care and make sure optimum oral health is maintained through regular consultations.
Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about the pediatric dental services we offer at our practice.