Dentistry Designed for Kids and Teens
It’s never too early to begin a lifetime of excellent dental health. At our office, we’re happy to provide high-quality dental care to patients of all ages, including young children and teens. Like all dental care, children’s dentistry focuses strongly on prevention, which revolves around routine dental exam and cleaning appointments at least once every six months. However, caring for children’s smiles can also require additional preventive measures to help ensure their optimal oral health and the proper development of their teeth and oral structures.
Routine Dental Health Care
When it comes to good dental health, success relies on repetition. The biggest threat to a healthy smile is the excessive buildup of harmful oral bacteria. In addition to brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing at least once, defeating oral bacteria requires regular professional cleaning at the dentist’s office. Therefore, the most important aspect of children’s dentistry is attending routine exam and cleaning appointments at least twice a year, or as often as the dentist recommends. Regular preventive appointments also give the dentist a chance to thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and oral structures to detect and address any issues as early as possible.
Fluoride and Dental Sealants
For children who are at an increased risk of cavities from harmful oral bacteria, the dentist may recommend additional preventive measures in the form of fluoride treatment and/or dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral-based application that strengthens your child’s tooth enamel—the protective outer layer of healthy teeth. While the application can boost the preventive power of tooth enamel, dental sealants can provide an additional barrier against harmful oral bacteria. Sealants are made from biocompatible, BPA-free acrylic, and are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s molars to prevent bacteria from gathering in the crevices.
Schedule a Children’s Dentistry Appointment
Regular dental care is as important for children as it is for adults. At our office, we’re dedicated to helping ensure your child’s excellent oral health now and in the future. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the 7 Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in North and South Fort Worth, Lake Worth and Benbrook, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.