Family Dentistry is concerned with addressing oral health at every stage of life, particularly in kids and teenagers.
Your child must see the dentist every 3-6 months so they can build comfort and confidence in themselves and their dentist.
Dental sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. Your child may need them as a coating to prevent cavities from forming in the deep pits of their back teeth.
Along with good daily habits, a diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and low-starch foods will also promote less tooth decay. Here are top ways to prevent cavities for your family:
✓ Avoid snacking on sugary and starchy foods or frequently drinking sugary or acidic beverages.
✓ Brushing in the morning and evening and flossing daily.
✓ Visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups.
Yes, fluoride toothpaste is generally safe and recommended for both children and adults. Although, it’s important to use it correctly for babies and toddlers.
Primary teeth dental care is necessary even though they are temporary as they allow the maintenance for the eruption of their permanent teeth and is needed for proper speech development.
Depending on your child’s age, the family dental checkup may include a full teeth examination, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth and development.
We recommend that children start seeing a dentist every six months, by their first birthday or once their first tooth emerges.
The first tooth clean can take place during the toddler years between 12-36 months. Though ideally, visiting the dentist regularly starts at the age of 1 or so.