When it comes to caring for your child’s teeth, some things are common knowledge, like the need to teach them how to stick to good dental hygiene practices every day. However, there are several specific ways in which you can help your child improve their ability to protect their teeth and oral health besides brushing and flossing every day. Today, we examine a few ways we can help strengthen your child’s teeth with professional preventive care, and how this can improve their oral health now and in the long run.
Consistently cleaning them of tartar
Teaching children to brush their teeth at least twice and floss at least once every day is essential to controlling the buildup of oral bacteria, which takes the form of plaque that sticks to their teeth. Consistency is important because once plaque calcifies into tartar, toothpaste and water won’t be enough to remove it from your child’s teeth. One of the most important ways we help protect your child’s oral health is carefully removing tartar using professional dental cleaning equipment at least twice a year, during their routine checkup and cleaning appointments.
Making their tooth enamel more resilient
Controlling oral bacteria buildup is vital to your child’s oral health for many different reasons. The multitude of types of bacteria that make up dental plaque and tartar are responsible for many of the most common oral health concerns, including tooth decay and cavities. This occurs when oral bacteria make your child’s tooth enamel too weak to protect their teeth successfully. To improve their chances of preventing this, we can do more than just keep your child’s teeth clean, but also offer treatment to strengthen their tooth enamel. For example, the application of fluoride to the surfaces of their teeth can help directly boost the strength of their highly mineralized tooth enamel, fortifying it against attacks by oral bacteria that accumulate on it.
Giving their teeth a protective shield
Strengthening your child’s tooth enamel is a good way to keep their teeth safe and healthy, but sometimes, your child may need additional protection to give their tooth enamel time to regain its strength. To promote faster enamel regeneration while preventing oral bacteria from affecting their teeth, we may suggest applying dental sealants to the surfaces of your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are comprised of highly biocompatible, clear acrylic, and offer an effective shield to prevent bacteria from interacting with your child’s tooth enamel. The sealants are temporary and designed to safely dissolve on their own, providing optimal convenience, as well.
Learn how to strengthen your child’s teeth
The best way to keep your child’s teeth safe from concerns like cavities is to help keep them consistently strong and healthy. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.