Pediatrics - Cavity Prevention

Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important for Your Child

Children are more susceptible to dental decay because of poor eating habits and oral hygiene. Because of this, prevention is key in avoiding decay and other dental-related problems. There are several different aspects that go into cavity prevention for your child and it is important to visit the dental office regularly for preventative care.

Why is Cavity Prevention important?

Children are more apt to get cavities because of the things they eat and drink as well as having poor oral hygiene habits. Cavity prevention is crucial in preventing decay from becoming a problem and affecting teeth that are crucial to their confidence as well as their ability to chew.

What is involved with Pediatric Cavity Prevention?

There are several different things that are crucial for cavity prevention concerning children. These include:

  • Regular preventative care appointments
  • Sealants to prevent dental decay
  • Education on proper oral hygiene habits
  • Recommendations on products
  • Brushing and flossing consistently at home
  • Use of fluoride in products at home

It is vitally important that your child get into the dental office every six months for preventative care. This care involves cleanings, exams and x-rays that can help detect and prevent dental decay. If your child is prone to cavities, it may be recommended that they have sealants placed to protect the teeth in question. We here at Webster Family Dental want your child to have a comfortable and fun experience while having work done, so you can feel confident choosing us for all their care.

If your child needs preventative care or if you would like to inquire further about this service, contact us today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you!