Once you teach your child the basics of good dental hygiene and the importance of sticking to them, you can rest a little easier that they have a decent chance of keeping their smiles healthy for life. However, your child’s oral health status and needs can change quickly as their teeth and oral structures develop, and sometimes, their smiles need a boost to ensure their continued good oral health. Today, we examine a few ways we can help boost your child’s hygiene and oral health efforts to give them a better chance at continuously enjoying their healthy smiles.
Improving their dental hygiene techniques
Your child’s dental hygiene routine is the cornerstone of their oral health, which is why teaching them how to brush and floss their teeth properly is the most important hygiene lesson you can teach them. However, teaching them doesn’t mean that they’ll master the basics immediately, and until they do, they may need help protecting their smiles from excessive oral bacteria buildup. During their dental visits, we can use fun techniques to help improve your child’s dental hygiene practices, and take extra care to ensure their teeth stay free of plaque and tartar buildup.
Giving their teeth some extra support
When your child’s hygiene routine isn’t strong enough to stop bacteria from overwhelming their teeth, they can become more likely to develop a concern like cavities. As the result of tooth decay, or infection, a cavity is a hole in your child’s tooth that can cause tooth sensitivity and grow worse over time. Fortunately, we can help prevent this from occurring by boosting the strength and integrity and of your child’s tooth enamel with biocompatible preventive treatments. For example, fluoride treatment can strengthen their enamel against attacks by oral bacteria, and dental sealants can provide a barrier that prevents bacteria from reaching their tooth enamel at all.
Addressing concerns that could cause problems later
Many of the concerns that your child might face with their oral health involve the buildup of harmful oral bacteria. However, not all of them do, and protecting their oral health could sometimes mean addressing concerns that could lead to trouble with their bite function later on. For instance, if your child exhibits tooth misalignment or a chronic teeth-grinding habit, then this could cause extensive tooth damage and/or diminished bite function in the future. To prevent this, we can recommend an appropriate treatment according to your child’s specific concern.
Learn about optimizing your child’s oral health
Sometimes, ensuring your child’s good oral health can mean boosting their hygiene efforts or improving their chances of preventing a concern like cavities. 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.