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Pediatric Dental Care in Rocklin California

A patient with sunglasses on who is happyIt may sound like a cliché, but the best way to treat something is to stop it from happening in the first place. A big part of keeping kids' teeth healthy is preventative dentistry. It goes further than that. Taking care of your teeth can also affect your overall health. Preventative dental care for kids has a lot of benefits. We at Smile Island Pediatric and Adult Dental Group think that kids should start taking care of their teeth when they are very young.

How to Understand Preventive Dentistry

The goal of pediatric preventative dentistry is to keep kids' teeth healthy through regular checks and teaching them good habits. This should include regular checkups with a dentist, about every six months.

As part of preventative dental care, you may also get regular x-rays and have your teeth cleaned by a dentist. X-rays can show how both baby teeth and adult teeth are growing. Also, they can help our doctor figure out if your child would benefit from orthodontics. As part of good oral hygiene, learning the right way to brush and floss should be a regular habit.

These preventative dental treatments for kids are a lot like the ones adults should think about getting. One main difference is that extractions, fillings, and some small oral surgeries can be thought of as preventative in kids, but they are usually thought of as restorative in adults.

Starting Kids on a Preventative Dental Care Plan

Dental care for kids can begin as soon as their first tooth comes in. Taking care of your child's teeth on a regular basis can help you spot any problems immediately. This can help keep a small worry from growing into a bigger, more expensive one.

For younger people, help with thumb sucking may be needed. People may also be given advice on how to change the way they eat to improve their tooth health.

It may be suggested that sealants be used on the back teeth and fluoride be applied. For sports, mouthguards could be another preventative dentistry treatment. Kids who need it could also get orthodontic care.

Advantages Of Getting Regular Dental Checkups

Focusing on preventative dentistry as part of a regular routine is good for both kids and adults in many ways. The best effect might be that it helps people keep up good oral hygiene habits, like brushing and flossing twice a day. Finding possible dental problems early on can help cut down on the care needed and, of course, the costs.

What a parent and child can do to help save lives. Our doctor will be an important part of your child's preventative dental care. You and your child will, however, play the most important role. A lot of oral care that keeps cavities away will start at home. When people start good oral habits early on, they are less likely to get cavities and gum disease.

Kids should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-containing toothpaste to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Kids who learn how to floss can start a good habit that will last a lifetime. When your child eats or drinks acidic things, watch out because they can damage tooth enamel. Also, try to limit candy and other hard foods that can break their teeth.

Smile Island Pediatric and Adult Dental Group can help you schedule your child's next checkup or cleaning. You can call or text 916-773-6565. It is never too early to start taking care of your teeth and gums.


6522 Lonetree Blvd.
Rocklin, CA 95765-5874




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