What causes pediatric dental decay and the resulting cavities in early childhood, and what can you do to prevent them? It takes a team effort, between you as a parent and our 06488 pedodontist. But with a good strategy of care and also at our office, there is every reason to be optimist that your child’s teeth will sustain significantly fewer incidences of dental decay. That’s what we are dedicated to here at Pediatric Dental Associates of Southbury.
The most notorious cause of decay is dental plaque, and fueled by sugar, this bacterial film erodes your child’s precious tooth enamel. We all know how much children love sugar, but limiting his or her consumption of it is a key aspect to prevention of cavities. Be aware that many products, even ones that you might not think, such as ketchup, have plenty of sugar in them. Even otherwise healthful options like 100% fruit juice should not be overused. Teeth brushing and flossing help a great deal, but even more so if they are done the right way. Our 06488 pedodontist will show your child the best way to do both. Oral hygiene at home will get the majority of the plaque and wash it away. Some may manage to remain out of reach, though, and if so it will turn into hardened tartar. In order to rid your child of tartar buildup, she or he will require a teeth cleaning, recommended every six months. Another component of cavity prevention is the application of sealants by our 06488 pedodontist. This is a simple and painless process, usually done after a teeth cleaning. Sealants are made of liquid plastic that is painted onto the teeth that your child uses the most for chewing. It is then hardened for maximum effectiveness.
Arrange an appointment with our office today. Let us contribute to preventing dental decay and cavities from causing difficulties and discomfort for your child.
Our Southbury pediatric dental practice is dedicated to providing patients with the highest standard of dental care, tailored specifically to each patient. We will strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations! Our practice is easily accessible to anyone in need of pediatric dental care in Southbury.
Here at Pediatric Dental Associates of Southbury, our Southbury pediatric dentists prides themselves in providing patients with the highest quality dental care. We value our patients’ health as paramount. Our dental staff understands your concerns and anxieties, and enjoys educating our patients and keeping them informed and at ease about their treatments and procedures at all times. Our Southbury dental office uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and the strictest sterilization techniques.
We strive to make each dental appointment pleasant and stress-free; serving the Southbury community to the best of our abilities is always our number one priority. Our Southbury Pediatric dentists offer comprehensive dental care to our patients ranging from general, preventive, restorative and Pediatric Dentistry. From a thorough initial exam, to treating cavities and preventing them with fluoride and sealant treatments, to interceptive-orthodontic care, having a beautiful smile isn’t only about the aesthetics; maintaining dental health and hygiene is essential to one’s overall well-being.
We have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of dental health, and we are excited for you to meet us. Make an appointment with any of our Southbury Pediatric dentists by calling(203) 264-1497, today!