Children’s Dentistry: A Healthy Start

children's dentistry keeps teeth healthyKeeping your children safe and healthy is probably your number one goal. Teaching them how to properly maintain excellent oral hygiene starting at a young age will point them in the direction of good health for years to come. Children’s dentistry may be one of the most important types of dentistry today. Having healthy primary teeth is an important step to having strong, healthy permanent teeth. Your child should visit a dentist no later than one or two years of age for their first examination and cleaning.

Baby’s First Preventive Care Visit

You may find it surprising to know that if your child has teeth, then it is probably time for his or her first preventive dental care visit. During this visit, your dentist will examine your child’s tooth eruption, and check for any abnormalities. A cleaning may be performed if there are any stains present that commonly occur on infant’s teeth. They will also discuss with you the habits of your child, such as thumb-sucking and food preferences. When preparing for this initial visit, you should write down any questions for the dentist ahead of time, so that they can address any concerns you may have.

Fluoride Treatments for Children

Fluoride is a mineral that helps keep teeth strong and prevent decay. Your child may naturally ingest some fluoride through their water intake, but this is typically not enough for adequate cavity protection. During your child’s preventive care visit, he or she may receive a fluoride treatment, which takes only a few minutes. It will be placed on their teeth in the form of a flavorful gel, and causes no discomfort. Although the treatment is brief, the benefits are enormous and long-lasting.

About Your Fort Worth Family Dentist:

Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.