Preventive treatment

We are not a “drill and fill” office. As such, we place a strong emphasis on prevention. The main goal of preventive treatment is to minimize dental caries and to prevent malocclusions (crooked teeth).

Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity-free. Dental cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth and harbor cavity-causing bacteria. Gingivitis (gum imflammation and periodontistis – gum/bone disease) are also prevented by regular dental cleanings.

Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Individualized and regular oral hygiene instructions provide direction and motivation to both parents and children leading to more effective brushing and flossing, cleaner teeth and healthier gums.

Re-care visits are recommended at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, poor oral hygiene or unusual growth patterns.

Regular dental visits also provide the pediatric dentist with the opportunity to assess changes in your child’s oral health. For example, your child may benefit from additional fluoride treatment, dietary recommendations, or sealants. The pediatric dentist is also trained to assess orthodontic problems and suggest treatment options to guide the teeth as they emerge into the mouth.