It is well established that prevention is better than cure. So, without wasting any time, let’s get on to the three most important preventive dental treatments for children at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants.
Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning
Nothing is more important than regular visits to the dentist. This allows us as your dentist to evaluate your child’s teeth and assess their jaws’ development and various aspects of their oral health. Children are more susceptible to caries and gum diseases owing to higher sugar intake and improper oral hygiene. Regular cleaning helps remove bacterial deposits like plaque and tartar. This eventually helps in preventing dental cavities and gum diseases.
Flouride treatments and Sealants
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in trace quantities in soil and water. Fluoride is known to strengthen the teeth’ enamel and makes them resistant to dental cavities. This will help your little one fight dental cavities like a pro and live with a strong and healthy smile.
Sealants are used to seal deep fissures and pits on the back teeth surfaces. This makes them easier to clean and prevents dental decay. Fluoride treatments and Sealants form the mainstay of dental preventive treatment at Wilmington.
Mouthguards are dental devices that snugly fit over the teeth and prevent injury in cases of fall. If your child is in any contact sport like football, boxing, hockey, etc., having a professionally fitted mouthguard will offer them better protection and prevent injury to the teeth.
Mouthguards are also used to treat and manage cases of bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching) as well as for sleep apnea.
If you think your child could benefit from our preventive dental treatments, please schedule an appointment at Wilmington Periodontics and Implants today. Our team of excellent dental professionals is here to assist you and your family with a healthy smile. If you have any more questions or want to know more about our services, please reach out to us.