Good dental hygiene can never begin too early. In fact, by the age of three, children should start having regularly scheduled dental appointments for checkups and cleanings so that their dental development can be properly guided. We offer several specific treatments tailored for children. These services include fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and dental fillings. Even though we do not offer early childhood orthodontics, we are happy to address issues relating to expander or other treatments.
Helping Prevent Childhood Cavities
Food debris that is left too long on or in the teeth can cause plaque and tartar buildup. Over time, bacteria begin to eat away at the teeth and cavities begin to form. One way to help reduce the risk of getting a cavity is through a fluoride treatment. This increases the strength of a tooth’s enamel, causing it to better repel bacteria. Another cavity-fighting option is a dental sealant. Sealants are applied to the surfaces of molars to help prevent food from getting stuck within their crevices. This, in turn, reduces the risk of plaque buildup.
Why Dental Fillings are Important
When a child develops a cavity in a tooth that is not permanent, there may be the temptation to ignore the situation or extract the tooth. However, if left untreated, an uncomfortable infection may develop. And if the tooth is pulled, misalignment may occur, because the previous baby tooth is not there to guide the permanent one into its correct position. In tooth decay situations, we recommend treating the tooth with a lifelike dental filling. This will help reduce the risk of further infection while allowing the tooth to go through its natural lifecycle.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Child with Us
Good dental habits start early, and Cleveland Family Dentistry can help your child maintain a healthy and full smile. To schedule an appointment, call our office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve the residents of Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, and all surrounding communities.