Research has shown children that visit their dentist regularly, go on to have good oral hygiene habits in later life. Preventive dentistry starts here, with regular check-ups and effective home oral care from a young age. At Garden View Dental Care, as your dentist in Buckinghamshire, we will like to examine your children’s teeth at least once every 6 months as soon as their teeth start to appear. We will do our best to prevent cavities and protect young gums, while guarding against gum disease. Our dentists and dental hygienists can also teach your children effective brushing and flossing techniques as they grow and, if necessary, recommend preventive oral treatments such as sealants and fluoride applications.
Preventing cavities, safeguarding teeth
Cavities can be very painful and if left untreated, lead to possible tooth loss. Decay can be prevented at home by teaching your children how to take good care of their teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing on a twice daily basis, as well as avoiding sugar and sugary beverages. Our Buckinghamshire dentist will help you prevent cavities from developing and will guide and coach you and your children in fostering a good oral hygiene routine.
Children’s teeth are very sensitive and prone to decay. For this reason, we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatment to prevent cavities and help keep their teeth healthy. Dental sealants are protective coatings directly applied to children’s most cavity-prone teeth. They have been shown to reduce tooth decay considerably, keeping teeth strong and healthy for longer. Dental sealants can last for many years but need to be replaced when broken or deteriorated.
Fluoride applications are another way to protect your children’s teeth from decay. Fluoride varnish is entirely safe and is used by dentists to safeguard children’s teeth. Each application uses only a small amount of fluoride. Fluoride is quickly applied and hardens into a thick and solid protective shield that protects your children’s teeth from cavities.
Come see us today
As your dentist in Buckinghamshire, Garden View Dental Care welcomes patients from a young age. Let our dentists and hygienists support you to take care of all your family, from the appearance of their first baby teeth.