Little teeth need lots of care. As parents, you need to learn how to give your kids a good start in developing lifelong oral hygiene habits. We can help with that at SIMA Dental. We provide high quality pediatric dental care in a family-friendly setting. In addition to regular dental services to keep your child’s smile bright and healthy, we also provide additional treatments to aid in maintaining healthy teeth.
Children’s teeth have deep grooves and fissures that are susceptible to decay. Bacteria can get trapped in these areas and begin to eat away at dental enamel. Dental sealants prevent this from happening. The sealant is brushed on the tooth and it provides a barrier between bacteria and tooth enamel.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in the earth’s crust. It is used to help strengthen the enamel of teeth and has been used for decades to prevent cavities from developing. Fluoride is often added to some foods, public drinking water and many toothpastes and some mouthwash products. It is highly recommended for children’s teeth to help prevent decay.
When to Start a Child’s Dental Care
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that kids have their first dental visit when the first tooth erupts; if not then, at least by the time they reach their first birthday. We will show you how to keep those budding teeth clean and healthy. We also show you how to instill good oral hygiene habits in your youngsters.