Why It’s Important to Protect Your Child’s Tooth Enamel

There is no single, one-size-fits-all solution for keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy. It’s a combination of things, including your child’s dental hygiene routine and schedule of preventive dental care visits. However, there are certain specific factors of your child’s oral health that their dental care often focuses on, such as promoting strong and healthy tooth enamel to control their risks of developing concerns like cavities. Today, we examine why it’s so important to protect your child’s tooth enamel, and what we can do to help boost that protection, if necessary.

The natural defense of your child’s teeth

The enamel that surrounds healthy, natural teeth is the strongest substance that our bodies produce. It’s comprised almost entirely of highly resilient mineral strands that are supplied by our teeth, though it can be weakened when exposed to harmful substances produced by certain types of oral bacteria. For children, the weakening of their tooth enamel can become more rapid than their teeth are able to replenish it, which can lead the way to cavity development in the tooth. Therefore, keeping your child’s tooth enamel strong and healthy is the cornerstone of effectively helping them avoid most common oral health concerns.

Protecting tooth enamel at home

Because oral bacteria are the most consistent threat to healthy tooth enamel, controlling their buildup is one of the most important aspects of preventive dental care. You can boost your child’s ability to do this by teaching them to stick to good dental hygiene practices every day, which revolve around brushing their teeth twice and flossing at least once every day. These measures help your child limit the number of oral bacteria that rest on their teeth and threaten their tooth enamel at any point in the day.

Treatments designed to strengthen enamel

Keeping their teeth clean every day can be more challenging for children than it is for adults until they become more adept at their own dental health care. Because of this, we offer a number of preventive treatments that are designed specifically to help strengthen and/or protect your child’s tooth enamel, including fluoride treatments and dental sealants. These can be especially helpful if your child’s tooth enamel has grown weak and their teeth are at a high risk of developing cavities.

Learn more about protecting your child’s teeth

Your child’s tooth enamel is their teeth’s first line of defense, which is why protecting and strengthening it are the key to helping your child prevent cavities and other tooth concerns. 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.