Childrenâ€™s teeth are essential for their growth not only physically but also emotionally. Their teeth help them in the proper chewing of foods that can help with their proper digestion. It is also essential when learning the correct pronunciation of words. Parents may think that their childâ€™s primary teeth are not too important since they will eventually fall off. But that is not true; the primary teeth are as important as their permanent teeth.
The primary teeth serve as the guide for the growth of the permanent teeth, they are considered as natureâ€™s braces by the American Dental Association. They help in preparing the spaces and proper position for the eruption of the permanent teeth. Remember that both the primary and permanent teeth are important. As soon as the permanent teeth have erupted, it does not mean that they would stay without proper care.
We at TeethBuddies Pediatric Dentistry understands the importance of the childâ€™s teeth, which is why we offer different types of procedures under our Preventive Dentistry. These procedures can help in the prevention of dental complications and help in the proper maintenance of the childâ€™s overall dental health.
Preventive Dentistry is the practice of adequately caring for the teeth and its supporting structures. It is consist of multiple dental treatments that help in avoiding dental complications such as decay, enamel wear, premature damages, gum disease, and others. Although proper dental hygiene and care at home can help in the maintenance of the childâ€™s dental health, it is still advised for children to undergo regular dental cleanings and checkups every six months.
These practices can greatly help in keeping the appearance, health, structure, and overall wellness of children.
Preventive Dentistry Options That Help Protect Your Childâ€™s Teeth
- Prophylaxis (dental cleaning)
It is performed by a hygienist or dentist with the use of a dental apparatus that can remove plaque or tartar (hardened plaque) build-ups on the teethâ€™s surface. By doing so, the harmful bacterias and acids from plaque cannot attack and cause damage to the childâ€™s teeth. It can also brighten their smiles by removing stains for whiter teeth.
- Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a mineral that helps in keeping the childâ€™s teeth healthy and strong. It coats each teeth to reverse the early signs of decay and also protect it from acid attacks that may damage the teeth surface leading to decay and cavities.
A Sealant is a type of material that is directly placed on the chewing surface of the molars and premolar. It is used to flatten and smoothen the surface with deep grooves and pits to prevent damages. These are the areas where food particles can get stuck to making it prone to bacteria build-ups and acid attacks.
- Mouth Guards
Children are active when it comes to playing games or with sports, and these activities can bring harm to the childrenâ€™s mouth. Accidents can be inevitable but having mouthguards for the children can help in the prevention of premature dental damage.
Prevention is always better than cure, that is why it is important to undergo preventive dental treatments to ensure the overall health of the children. Getting the necessary treatments can ensure their proper growth and confidence that can benefit them as they grow older.
TeethBuddies Pediatric Dentistry is always ready to take action involving your childâ€™s oral health. Contact us to experience secure and child-friendly dental services that help with the maintenance of your childâ€™s health with Preventive Treatments in Milpitas, CA.