Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, which is why early dental care is so important. At the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, we are committed to pediatric dentistry.
A big part of keeping teeth and gums healthy is daily care. That means teaching your youngsters good brushing and flossing habits. It also means taking them to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. The American Dental Association recommends bringing children in for their first visit within six months of their first tooth coming in, and no later than their first birthday.
Keeping teeth and gums healthy also means having a balanced diet that is low in sugar. More and more children are showing signs of early tooth decay. It has even been called the most common chronic childhood disease. By minimizing sweets and establishing a good dental health routine, they can be limited.
A good tool for protecting teeth is dental sealants. Sealants are a thin protective layer of plastic material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where tooth decay is most prevalent. Along with brushing and flossing, sealants go a long way toward preventing cavities.
Early dental care is vital. Pediatric dentistry at the Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria helps to ensure your youngster’s teeth and gums will stay healthy throughout their lives. We also offer cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.