The best way to keep a healthy mouth is to take preventative steps both at home and in the dental office. For children, learning the proper way to brush their teeth can take time, and during that time, decay can easily build up on the sensitive and weak structures of the teeth. Professional preventative care can help add extra layers of protection to the teeth to prevent decay from developing.
The Importance of Routine Dental Checkups
Caring for your oral health routinely is very important, especially for children. With routine hygiene appointments, you can ensure that decay does not build up and any problem areas are caught early. We recommend you bring your children into the dentist’s office at least twice a year, starting when children are at least one year old, or their first baby tooth has erupted. During these appointments, we will be able to clean your child’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity as well as make sure things are progressing normally. If we catch any problem areas, we will alert you right away and advise you on the best way to handle them. And while dental cleanings are important, there are other preventative treatments our dentists at Blakeney Pediatric Dentistry can provide to further help your children’s teeth stay healthy.
What are Dental Sealants?
A dental sealant is a special protective material that is placed over your child’s teeth to help protect them from decay. Sealants are typically “painted” on the teeth and the mixture fills in small crevices and covers hard to reach areas of the mouth. With a sealant in place, decay will not be able to access the actual enamel of the tooth, meaning your little one’s teeth are protected from bacteria and decay. If you have noticed that your child seems prone to developing cavities, or they do not do a very thorough job brushing their teeth, consider adding sealants to their teeth during your next appointment at our Charlotte, NC office.
Protect the beauty and health of your child’s smile with our caring preventive dentistry. Schedule an appointment today and we’ll fit you into our schedule as soon as possible so your little one can keep on smiling safely for years to come!