Teaching your child proper dental care is very important. We, at Southwest Family Dentistry, bring you children’s dentistry with a smile, as we are passionate about instilling good dental care habits that will last a lifetime. We know that it can be a challenge to bring kids to the dentist. However, this is a very essential step to ensuring that your child gets proper oral care and learns about the importance of a dental visit.
Children’s dentistry aims to bring about a happy, healthy kid who knows proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as the importance of regular dental visits. A trip to the dentist is a learning experience for children, and can be a good foundation for achieving healthy teeth and gums from toddler years up to adulthood. The sights and sounds of a dental office are fascinating to children, so we take this opportunity to make your child’s dentist’s appointment a happy, memorable experience. Consider us to be the guardians of your child’s oral care.
Children’s Dentistry Treatments for Optimum Oral Health
- Deep Cleanings – Regular cleanings of your child’s teeth keep cavities at bay. Children are still learning proper brushing and flossing techniques. Kids have the tendency to miss certain areas of the teeth, which can result in plaque buildup. With twice yearly cleanings, plaque and bacteria in the mouth are removed and prevented from growing and developing cavities.
- Sealants – Molars are the set of teeth with hard-to-clean grooves. Sealants make this set of teeth easier to brush. Sealants create a smooth tooth surface, making food particles slide off easily during brushing. In addition, sealants provide a protective covering, shielding teeth from cavity-causing bacteria.
- Fluoride Treatments – While calcium is essential for the bones, fluoride is great for the teeth. Fluoride treatments make your child’s teeth strong and healthy. Teeth treated with fluoride won’t easily crack or break and can resist bacteria. Fluoride treatments and sealants make a perfect combination of preventive care for your child’s teeth.
Teaching Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques is an Essential Part of Children’s Dentistry
A dentist’s appointment with Dr. John Batlle is not complete without teaching your child the proper ways to brush and floss. Dr. Batlle often teaches kids to take time to brush their teeth, using upward, downward, and circular strokes for effective brushing. Dr. Batlle reminds children that sticky plaque can adhere to different sides of a tooth. Thus, he recommends that brushing must take a whole minute for the upper teeth and another minute for the lower teeth.
Children’s Dentistry at Southwest Family Dentistry
We find ways to make your child’s dentist appointment a happy one. Our goal is to begin and end every appointment with a smile. We care for your children the way we want our children to be treated. Your family’s comfort is a primary consideration at Southwest Family Dentistry. Partner with us to achieve and maintain optimum oral health for your child. Schedule your children’s dentistry appointment by calling us at (386)752-1220!