Pediatric Dentistry: Here’s How to Boost Your Child’s Oral Health

As a parent, you know that instilling proper dental habits in your children at an early age helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. That includes regularly having your child’s teeth checked by a dental professional. Finding the right dentist isn't easy, but it's so important to ensure your child is receiving optimal dental care. 

Dr. Valerie M. Preston and our team at VP Dental are dedicated to your whole family’s dental care. That’s why we offer pediatric dentistry services. We also created this guide to help ensure your child maintains good oral health.

Practicing good oral hygiene at home 

Good dental hygiene at home really does matter. We know it can be challenging to get your child in the habit of brushing and flossing every night. Our goal is to help your child develop a positive feeling about good dental care at home, to ease any dental chair anxiety.

It’s important to make brushing and flossing a habit at an early age. This is both to ensure your child develops good dental habits early and to keep their permanent (adult) teeth from becoming damaged. If your child’s baby teeth develop tooth decay, the infection can spread under the gumline to your child’s permanent teeth.

The importance of regular dental visits

You’ll want to bring your child in to see Dr. Preston as early as their first birthday. This is because cavities can actually start to form as soon your child’s teeth begin to erupt. It also helps us get a headstart on your child’s dental care, to help prevent problems down the road. 

We take the time to get to know your child and help them get comfortable with dentistry early on. We’re proud to offer you and your child a comfortable, family-friendly environment. We go the extra mile to ensure your child has a positive association with dental care.

Boost your child’s oral health with sealants

The best way to prevent your child from developing cavities is to get them dental sealants. A dental sealant is a solution that’s applied as a liquid but then hardens to form a protective seal over your child’s teeth and in the crevices where cavities commonly form. 

Having the sealants applied is a quick and painless process. The treatment is safe, effective, and long-lasting. It can even protect your child’s tooth enamel for up to 10 years. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, visit our website today.  

As a parent, you know that instilling proper dental habits in your children at an early age helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. That includes regularly having your child’s teeth checked by a dental professional. Finding the right dentist isn't easy, but it's so important to ensure your child is receiving optimal dental care. 

Dr. Valerie M. Preston and our team at VP Dental are dedicated to your whole family’s dental care. That’s why we offer pediatric dentistry services. We also created this guide to ensure your child maintains good oral health.

Practicing good oral hygiene at home 

Good dental hygiene at home really does matter. We know it can be challenging to get your child in the habit of brushing and flossing every night. Our goal is to help your child develop a positive feeling about good dental care at home, to ease any dental chair anxiety.

It’s important to make brushing and flossing a habit at an early age. This is both to ensure your child develops good dental habits early and to keep their permanent (adult) teeth from becoming damaged. If your child’s baby teeth develop tooth decay, the infection can spread under the gumline to your child’s permanent teeth.

The importance of regular dental visits

You’ll want to bring your child in to see Dr. Preston as early as their first birthday. This is because cavities can actually start to form as soon your child’s teeth begin to erupt. It also helps us get a headstart on your child’s dental care, to help prevent problems down the road. 

We take the time to get to know your child and help them get comfortable with dentistry early on. We’re proud to offer you and your child a comfortable, family-friendly environment. We go the extra mile to ensure your child has a positive association with dental care.

Boost your child’s oral health with sealants

The best way to prevent your child from developing cavities is to get them dental sealants. A dental sealant is a solution that’s applied as a liquid but then hardens to form a protective seal over your child’s teeth and in the crevices where cavities commonly form. 

Having the sealants applied is a quick and painless process. The treatment is safe, effective, and long-lasting. It can even protect your child’s tooth enamel for up to 10 years. To schedule an appointment for you or your child, visit our website today.  

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