The oral hygiene of children is of the utmost importance. First of all, children are more liable for dental caries and cavities. That’s because they’re less concerned and aware of their oral hygiene, and they tend to prefer sweets and other food that isn’t healthy for teeth.
It’s also important to note that children who develop cavities at an early age, will end up with more dental problems as they grow older. That’s why it was very important to create a branch of dentistry that focuses on children and all their dental needs. Here at Woodview Family Dentistry in Burlington, ON, we’re prepared to offer your child the best dental care available.
The availability or presence of a pediatric dentist doesn’t mean he or she should only be visited when a child starts complaining. You need to get your children checked regularly for cavities and caries so we can begin treatment before the damage becomes worse.
At a children’s dentist, your children can get fillings and any other indicated procedure for damaged teeth. Delaying treatment is advised against.
Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are recommended prophylactic procedures for children. Dental sealants are applied when a child starts to grow their permanent molars and premolars. Sealant is applied in the grooves of their hind teeth to keep bacteria from using them as hiding spots.
As for fluoride, it’s necessary to stop decay and provide additional strength to teeth. You should also make sure your child brushes his or her teeth using fluorinated toothpaste.
Here at Woodview Family Dentistry, we can tell you the best ways to care for your child’s teeth. We’ll also give you advice regarding thumb sucking and using pacifiers. If you have any questions regarding temporary or permanent teeth we’ll also be glad to answer them.
Dentures are a big part of pediatric dentistry. Many children have misaligned teeth, but that’s okay because using dentures we can fix any irregularities so your child can grow with a beautiful smile.