Childhood tooth decay isn’t something to take lightly. Untreated tooth decay can cause unnecessary missed school time and marked discomfort for young children. Deep cavities allowed to run rampant lead to difficulty chewing and speaking. The Moreno Valley pediatric dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, sees patients of all ages. With our pediatric dental care services, we will address tooth decay in our youngest patients, and hopefully prevent the infection in a great many.
The Breakdown of Protective Enamel
Tooth enamel is designed to provide protection against dental cavities thanks to this strong compound which coats your teeth. Comprised of minerals, tooth enamel is the second strongest substance on earth. That said, acid damages tooth enamel by stripping away mineralization, so there’s no guarantee against tooth decay for anyone with a smile. When tooth enamel weakens and erodes bacteria pounce on the opportunity to attack the sensitive inner structures of teeth.
Fluoride and Dental Sealants
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that provides remineralization, strength, and an extra slippery surface on your tooth enamel. If your child is a victim of enamel erosion from poor oral hygiene or too much acid exposure, we offer fluoride supplements as well as dental sealants for added protection. Dental sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of molars to block cracks and crevices from food debris and germs. Don’t forget to oversee you child’s oral hygiene efforts twice a day with floss and fluoridated toothpaste.
Visit your Moreno Valley Pediatric Dentists
Visit your dentists in Moreno Valley if you have concerns regarding any of your teeth. We can also help with any of your general dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment at our 92533 dentist office contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.