Preventative Dentistry – Essential for Kids’ Smiles

Many parents make the mistake of bringing their child to the dentist only when they complain of a toothache.

Dentists are eager to help relieve dental pain and fix tooth damage, but kids need much more than just repairs. They need help preventing the problem in the first place.

Consider a few ways a Marietta family dentist will help your child avoid tooth decay with preventative dentistry.

Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that reinforces existing tooth enamel. Kids need regular fluoride exposure through toothpaste, but their new teeth also benefit from occasional prescription doses given at the dental office.

X-Rays

Even dentists’ well-trained eyes can’t spot every problem inside of a tooth. Dental x-rays are absolutely essential in detecting decay before it becomes a painful cavity or even an abscess.

Cleanings

Regular professional dental cleanings remove plaque that can lead to cavities and gingivitis. Tartar can’t be removed by a toothbrush, alone. Special dental tools remove the buildup, which would otherwise irritate the gums and make the teeth look discolored.

Sealants

Dental sealants placed in the grooves of molars preemptively block out decay. These preventive coatings prevent food from packing into tiny cracks that toothbrush bristles can’t access.

Oral Hygiene Instruction

Most importantly, our dental professionals will teach your child the importance of maintaining their dental health and show them how to do so. This way, your entire family can be dental health conscious and fight to prevent tooth decay right in your own home.

Is your child overdue for a dental checkup? At Marietta Dental Professionals, we consider it a privilege and a duty to help your child stay as healthy as possible. Call us today to schedule your family’s next visit.

Posted on behalf of Marietta Dental Professionals

2551 Roswell Rd., Building 100, Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 514-5055