Different Ways to Care for Your Child’s Oral Health

Different Ways to Care for Your Child’s Oral Health

As a parent, taking care of the child's teeth should be considered essential to avoid the chances of dental diseases. Listed below of tips that can help keep the child's teeth healthy. 

Proper oral hygiene

The best ways to care for your child’s oral health care:

  • Start oral hygiene routines early. Start cleaning your child’s gums and teeth as soon as teeth emerge.
  • Establish a dental home. Schedule appointments with your dentist early, preferably by age one, to establish a dental home for your child.

Preventive procedures

We recommend preventive procedures like dental sealants and fluoride treatments. These will protect your child’s teeth from decay.

Dental sealants are a plastic coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth. These teeth typically have deep pits and grooves, which can easily trap food particles and bacteria. Sealants create a smooth surface over the molars, making them easier to clean and less prone to decay.

Dental sealants can protect your child’s teeth from decay and cavities. Sealants are plastic coatings applied to the surface of your child’s back teeth and are cured with a dental light. Once in place, sealants create a barrier between your child’s teeth and the bacteria and acids that cause cavities.

Fluoride treatments are another way to protect your child’s teeth against decay. This mineral strengthens the teeth to protect them from bacteria. Fluoride treatments are applied to the teeth in a gel, foam, or varnish.

Sports guards

Have your child wear a sports or mouth guard if they play contact sports. Sports guards are specially-made mouth guards that prevent your child’s teeth from being chipped or broken during sports play. Your child should wear a mouth guard during practice and games, no matter how long the practice session is.

Regular Dental Visits

Regular dental visits are the best way to prevent cavities and disease. Depending on your child’s age, they should see the dentist for checkups every six months to once per year. Your child will receive an oral health exam, x-rays, and a professional cleaning during these visits.

To know more, call us at (907) 336-1234 and schedule an appointment. 

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