Children need routine care to avoid problems like cavities or gingivitis, just like adults do. Our team is ready to help kids of all ages maintain strong and healthy smiles with preventive and restorative care. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we prevent issues like cavities, and how we address common oral health problems.
We would love to see your child for an initial visit at around age one, and starting at age two for regular checkups and cleanings every six months. These preventive visits mean we can watch your child’s smile grow and develop, catching serious issues in the earliest stages and treating them before they cause discomfort or threaten the stability of your child’s smile. A checkup allows us to examine and safeguard the smile with advanced digital imaging technology and x-rays. A dental cleaning is also complete, which removes all plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. The cleaning helps reduce the risk of issues like cavities or even gingivitis.
Lifelike Dental Fillings
What if we do discover a cavity in your child’s smile? If so, then our team can offer a treatment in only one visit. A dental filling contains no metal, the composite resin we use is safe for kids of all ages and we even shade it to blend with your child’s smile. Placement stops the cavity and halts discomfort, protecting the smile from major complications. If your little one complains about a toothache, be sure to bring him or her in for a visit. In fact, now is a great time to see us. Your children can receive their final checkup and cleaning of 2021 and you can use your remaining 2021 dental insurance benefits.
Fluoride and Dental Sealants
Our team is also proud to offer preventive treatments that help lower the risk of tooth decay. As part of their six-month visit, our team can offer fluoride varnish. Applied to the surfaces of the teeth, this helps strengthen the protective layer of tooth enamel. In addition, we can also apply dental sealants. A special acrylic coating is applied to the rear teeth, which are hard for kids to reach when they brush and floss. The layer prevents foods from becoming stuck between the teeth, and lowers the risks of cavities. They then stay in place for up to ten years!
Do You Have Questions About Children’s Dentistry?
Our team is eager to help kids of all ages avoid cavities and other issues. If you would like to learn more about our process for keeping smiles healthy and strong, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.