We know that parents would rather prevent dental pains and problems for their children than treat them after the fact, and we wholeheartedly agree! Dr. Aaron Christensen and our team focus on preventive care for all of our pediatric patients.
Preventing disease and decay will protect your child from discomfort, pain, and future restorative procedures. Preventive care can also help keep your dental costs lower and reduce your child’s time in the dental chair. Most importantly, our preventive procedures will keep your child safe, comfortable, and happy with their smile!
What Does Preventative Dental Care Involve?
There are a great many aspects to a checkup that all come together to keep your child’s mouth healthy. Some of the treatments and procedures that we can use include:
Fluoride Applications | Fluoride protects healthy enamel. Topical treatments are painless and quick, and they help protect your child from tooth sensitivity and dental decay.
Dental Sealants | With deep grooves, it’s tough to thoroughly clean children’s molars. Bacteria can settle into the grooves of the back teeth and cause decay. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that create a protective barrier against these bacterias to help keep your child’s smile clean!
Education | The more you know about your child’s unique needs, the easier it will be to keep them healthy! We are happy to provide counseling on proper nutrition, brushing, flossing, and oral hygiene techniques based on your child’s individual needs and preferences.
X-Rays | Radiographs, or x-rays, help us examine your child’s dental health. When your child is able to hold the sensor in their teeth—usually around age three—we can begin to use x-rays to see hidden cavities and other issues. We take standard precautions and use the latest dental technology to ensure your child’s safety throughout these x-rays.
Fillings | If bacteria makes its way through the enamel of your child’s tooth, we can often fill the small cavity with a dental filling. These fillings are either silver or white (tooth-colored), depending on size or location, as well as parental preference.
Visit Our Office for Excellent Preventative Dental Care
Remember that prevention is easier than treatment! To learn more about preventive dentistry, schedule an appointment at Christensen Pediatric Dental today.