In a recent blog post, we talked about keeping our kids safe during sports with a mouthguard. However, there are more problems than simply keeping your child’s teeth intact. Throughout their childhood, your young ones will experience baby teeth falling out, new ones growing in, cavities, and changes in the alignment of their teeth. At Riverside Dental Group in California, we are here to help navigate you and your kiddos through the many different dental changes that happen during childhood and into their adult life. Today’s blog is about how to keep your child’s smile healthy.
Keeping Cavities Away
At our offices, we offer different treatments to keep your kid’s oral health in check. Standard checkups will include a cleaning and X-rays, which help monitor for changes within the oral cavity. These cleanings serve as a way to catch dental issues early, like decay which can be reversed with proper care. If we notice a carie forming, we can offer you fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel, or sealants that prevent plaque from sticking to the teeth. These options can help prevent cavities.
Other Common Problems
Losing baby teeth is a normal part of life, but sometimes this can happen too soon. If your child loses a deciduous tooth prematurely, problems such as poor spacing can occur. Space maintainers can be placed to help the new teeth grow as evenly as possible. We also offer orthodontic services including braces, retainers, and Invisalign if necessary, once your kid reaches their teen years.
We also offer sedation dentistry if your child gets nervous during dental visits. In many cases, starting dental visits young and creating a good relationship between your provider and the child can reduce dental anxiety. However, we can provide sedation such as nitrous oxide to help your kiddo feel comfortable during their appointments.
Skipping The Dentist Can Cause Many Problems
We know that as a parent, you have an endless to-do list. Taking your child to the dentist may feel like an extra step if they appear to have healthy teeth and good oral hygiene. However, skipping these checkups twice a year can cause a lot of problems. Cavities, poor gum health, and crooked teeth can end up costing you a lot of time and money. The best way to prevent these problems is with routine visits to the dentist.
Schedule Your Child’s Checkup Today
Call your most convenient today to schedule your next appointment.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.