From a young age, the staff at Hiremath Family Dentistry encourages parents in Oro Valley to preserve their children’s teeth and practice good oral hygiene to avoid dental issues occurring to primary or permanent teeth. Preventive dentistry protects the teeth of both children and adults, keeping them safe from dental conditions and diseases such as cavities, gingivitis, and thinning of the enamel.
Children are most susceptible to decay and oral health problems, so it is important to make regular dental visits and keep a close eye on brushing habits, encouraging excellent oral hygiene and making getting teeth clean a fun experience.
Children should get dental exams done as soon as their first teeth come in. Dental cleanings and exams should be done twice a year to keep bacteria and plaque from building up on teeth and causing dental problems to develop. By doing so, your child can enjoy having healthy teeth for a lifetime.
After getting a professional cleaning, your child will often be given a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that keeps the enamel healthy and strong, fighting against plaque and protecting teeth from damage. Fluoride treatments are widely used to reinforce teeth and prevent cavities from developing.
Another way to keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong is to get dental sealants applied to their teeth. Sealants are a great way to protect teeth, as they keep plaque and bacteria from accumulating in places where most chewing takes place. You can get them applied as young as the age of 6 to keep decay at bay.
Orthodontics can also be used to prevent misalignment issues in children and correct jaw issues before they worsen as children get older. Your child may get wires or brackets applied to the teeth to move them into alignment and keep teeth from crowding or becoming crooked.
If you would like to preserve the oral health of your child, schedule an appointment with a Hiremath Family Dentistry professional in Oro Valley to have your loved one examined by a dental expert that can pinpoint any problems that may worsen without early treatment.