At Acorn Dentistry for Kids, our staff provides comprehensive pediatric preventive dentistry services to keep your child’s smile healthy, confident and bright. Our pediatric dental team is trained to help your child understand the importance of preventive dental care as they grow and maintain effective oral hygiene habits for life.
We agree with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) and recommend your child receive a preventive dental checkup every six months to keep their smile healthy.
What To Expect During Your Child’s Preventive Dentist Appointment
During your child’s regular teeth-cleaning appointment, our pediatric dental team will thoroughly examine their teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and discuss the recommended treatment options with you.
These regular preventive dentistry appointments also allow our pediatric dentists to closely monitor any new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you have the information you need to promote your child’s continued oral health.
After our pediatric dental team examines your child’s teeth and gums, we will thoroughly clean their teeth. We’ll also make sure you and your child have everything you need to take care of their teeth at home.
If your child is showing early signs of tooth decay, we may recommend adding the following preventive dentistry services to their preventive dental appointment.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the number of cavities in children. Our pediatric dentists often recommend this simple preventive treatment along with dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth. This teeth-strengthening mineral is quickly painted onto your child’s teeth and acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel, protecting their smile from tooth decay.
Protective Pediatric Dental Sealants
Protective dental sealants are thin coats of plastic our doctors can apply to your child’s rear molars to protect their deep grooves and depressions from catching harmful bacteria and food particles. Studies show that 88% of cavities in American school-aged children are caused by food and bacteria being caught in their rear molars.
At Acorn Dentistry for Kids, we typically recommend applying a protective sealant to your child’s back teeth, premolars and molars. The sealant will last for several years and we will continue to ensure it stays intact during your child’s regular pediatric preventive dentistry appointments.
Have Questions About Our Preventive Dentistry Services?
Is your child due for a preventive dental checkup? Call Acorn Dentistry for Kids to schedule their appointment with our pediatric dentists today!
Remember, we offer free dental exams for all uninsured children under the age of two. If you have multiple children who need to see our pediatric dentist, we can schedule all of your children’s dental services at one convenient appointment time!