No matter what aspect of your child’s health you’re trying to help, it’s important to start early and stay proactive. When it comes to dental health, making sure that both their primary and permanent teeth stay healthy carries huge implications for their future oral development. When you bring them to La Prada Family Dentistry, they’re sure to feel comfortable and welcome in a fun dental environment. Don’t wait to bring them in for their first visit. Schedule an appointment with our dental office today!
Dr. Zach and Dr. Sara recommend that parents bring their child in for their first dental visit by one year of age or within six months of their first tooth erupting. During their routine appointment, we’ll briefly check their mouth and gently remove any plaque we see. If you have questions about your child’s oral health or a specific treatment, we’re more than happy to help you stay informed.
If there is one dental issue that children are at high risk of developing, it’s cavities. Cavities can appear in any tooth, but certain teeth are more susceptible to them than others, such as the molars. To help your child stay protected, we provide dental sealants that effectively seal the most vulnerable teeth away from oral bacteria, reducing the risk of cavity development. Composite resin, which combines glass and plastic, can easily be applied to any tooth and provide many years of protection for those at high risk of tooth decay.
It’s a common issue for children to not receive enough fluoride in their diet. Without this mineral, their teeth are at risk of weakening as they age. Following their cleaning, our dental office provides fluoride treatments designed to keep their enamel strong and well-protected from harmful oral bacteria. The application is quick, painless and incredibly effective at reducing the development of cavities. Of course, parents can benefit from fluoride applications if they need them!
It’s a reality that cavities find their way into our children’s smiles. While it’s not good news to hear, restoring their smile is easier than you’d think. Even better, we don’t have to make dramatic changes to the color of their teeth in order to restore them. With composite resin, we can shade, mold and bond durable restorations inside of your child’s cavity, preventing it from breaking down further.
If your child participates in a contact sport, whether it be football, basketball, soccer or hockey, it’s crucial that they have the protective gear they need. While you can buy mouthguards over-the-counter, these mass-produced products are not guaranteed to be as comfortable nor as effective as what you can get from our dental office. With a fully customized mouthguard, your child is sure to gain a more comfortable product that they’ll actually want to use.
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