If you want to make sure that your child’s teeth remain cavity-free, and that their gums remain healthy, you should bring your child in to see our children’s dentist in Oakhurst at Oakhurst Family Dental.
Our expert children’s dentist in Oakhurst, Dr. Richard J. Victor, enjoys working with both children and adults. Children’s teeth are more prone to getting dental cavities for several different reasons. To begin with, children have not yet been able to perfect their tooth-brushing skills. For this reason, you will want to supervise your child’s tooth brushing to make sure that as much dental plaque and food debris, as possible, is removed. Dental plaque is the primary cause of tooth cavities. Materials from the plaque will combine with the carbs in your child’s mouth, and create acids that will eat through their teeth and cause dental cavities. If your child eats a lot of sweets, or a lot of foods with carbs in them, they are more likely to get dental cavities. You may want to make sure that they brush after meals, and snacks, as well. Since children’s teeth also contain many pits and grooves in them, it makes it easier for dental plaque and food debris to stick to them. The good news is that there are several treatments offered at our office to help prevent childhood cavities. Fluoride treatments will help to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel, making it more difficult for dental cavities to occur. We also offer dental sealants to protect the flat chewing surfaces of your child’s premolars and molars. The dental sealants are painted onto these surfaces, and will act as a physical barrier between the cavity-causing substances in your child’s mouth, and the teeth. The dental sealants will also make it more difficult for dental plaque and other harmful materials to stick to the teeth. Biannual dental exams and cleanings are recommended.
For an appointment for your child to meet with our children’s dentist in Oakhurst, contact us today.