What is Preventive Dental care?

Pediatric preventive dental care refers to the steps taken to help ensure that a child's teeth and gums stay healthy and strong. It involves a combination of at-home oral hygiene practices and professional dental care.

At-Home Oral Hygiene Practices:

Brushing: It is essential to brush your child's teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Encourage your child to brush in a circular motion and make sure they brush all surfaces of their teeth, including the tongue and gums.

Flossing: Flossing is an important part of oral hygiene that helps remove food particles and plaque from between teeth. Encourage your child to floss at least once a day.

Healthy Eating Habits: Eating a balanced diet that's low in sugar and high in nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D can help protect your child's teeth from decay and strengthen their gums.

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Professional Dental Care:

Regular Dental Checkups: Taking your child to the dentist regularly is essential to their oral health. The dentist will check for cavities and other issues and provide professional cleaning and fluoride treatment.

X-Rays: X-Rays are an essential part of our diagnostic protocol. Without them, dental conditions may go undetected. Dental X-Rays detect much more than dental cavities, and they allow the dentist to evaluate growth and development, bone health, pathology, and trauma. At Bite Pediatric Dentistry, we use the latest dental X-ray technology with very minimal exposure.

Sealants: Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent decay.

Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth and helps prevent decay. Your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment to help keep your child's teeth strong and healthy.

Overall, pediatric preventive dental care is essential to help ensure that your child's teeth stay healthy and strong. Encourage good oral hygiene practices at home and make sure your child visits the dentist regularly for professional care.