Dental health for children is as vital as their general health. As parents, accepting that your kid's teeth need significant care is the first crucial step towards keeping their dental health in top shape. Parents should provide proper dental care to make sure their children maintain a healthy mouth.
At Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry, we take a preventive approach to dental care. We strive to enable children to achieve a vibrant smile that lasts a lifetime. Through regular dental cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and orthodontic screenings, we work to prevent dental problems from even starting.
What Is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative dentistry refers to the field of dentistry focused on preserving oral health to prevent oral diseases. For kids, this includes:
- A balanced, nutritious diet
- Regular brushing and flossing
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Oral health education
- Protection against dental injuries
- Detection of developing cavities
- Managing oral habits
- Maintaining teeth alignment
- Regular dental visits
Why Is Pediatric Preventative Dentistry Essential?
Preventive dentistry is critical in establishing healthy oral hygiene habits and educating parents and children on adequately caring for their growing smiles. It allows your dentist to detect any potential oral health concerns before it progresses to its advanced stages.
What Are Some Important Preventative Services for Kids?
Teeth's cleaning at least twice a year is necessary to eliminate plaque and tartar. It can be difficult for children to remove plaque, especially during the early years of life. We use specialized tools to reduce this plaque and prevent the formation of cavities.
Fluoride applications help strengthen teeth to make them fight decay and bacteria. Healthy teeth are much less likely to be attacked by decay.
Dental sealants are translucent materials that can be spread on teeth with ease. When applied on the chewing surfaces of teeth, they prevent the development of cavities.
Space maintainers are specialized oral appliances that hold open the space left behind by a tooth that has been lost. They help keep the remaining teeth perfectly steady to prevent movement until permanent teeth erupt.
Sports guards are protective devices that help safeguard a kid's teeth and gums when participating in sporting activities. They can be custom-made to suit the distinct shape of a child's mouth.
Orthodontic screenings should start early for kids. It helps prevent problems associated with the teeth's alignment. They help guide jawbone growth, decrease the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth, rectify harmful oral practices and guide permanent teeth into a more desired position.
Nightguards are oral appliances that can protect your child's teeth from damage caused by grinding, such as chipping and erosion. If grinding and clenching of teeth are not treated, it may lead to TMJ disorders.
If you are interested in learning more about our preventative treatments, call Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry in New Caney, TX 77357 at (832) 930-7732 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Roshan Roshannejad.