The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that parents schedule their child’s first dental visit within six months after they get their first tooth. While this may seem early, regular and preventative dental appointments are helpful in monitoring your child’s dental development. Our aim is to keep your children’s teeth healthy and strong. It is always easier to stop problems before they start.
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Varnish work hand-in-hand with good habits and regular preventative care. We recommend each parent discuss these with their dentist.
Dental sealants are an excellent option for your children’s teeth. A sealant is applied to the exterior of your child’s tooth to protect it from decay-causing bacteria. It will also make the exterior smooth and easy-to-clean for your child.
A fluoride varnish is a topical fluoride applied to the teeth that is used to prevent tooth decay. It stays on the teeth for a few hours to help penetrate and strengthen the enamel. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevents tooth decay by strengthening teeth’s enamel.
Why See a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists are required to undertake an additional 2-3 years of training after fulfilling their dental school requirements. Training on child psychology is included to help them communicate with children in an effective, gentle and compassionate way.
Why are baby teeth so important?
In addition to allowing your child to chew solid foods, baby teeth serve a very important purpose. They are like placeholders for their adult teeth. Baby teeth save space in the jaw until their adult teeth form. So it’s important to keep them healthy and strong.
Reserve an appointment today!
Book an appointment for your child with Dr. Erica Anand, Pediatric Dentist at one of the following locations.