If children seem to get more dental cavities than adults do, it is because they are more prone to getting dental cavities. At our dental practice, Dental Specialty Associates, our pediatric dentist in City Hall, Dr. Rashmi Amberwadikar, can provide your child with different ways to help prevent dental cavities.
Children are more likely to develop dental cavities for several reasons. To begin with, children are not yet good toothbrushes, and so cavity-causing plaque often remains on children’s teeth. It is important that you make sure that your child is brushing his or her teeth thoroughly, and you will also want to teacher your child how to floss his or her teeth when they are ready to do so. Children’s teeth often have pits and grooves on them. This makes it much more likely that dental plaque and food debris can stick to your child’s teeth, and cavities will form. It also makes it more difficult for your child to remove plaque and food debris during tooth brushing. Coming to see our pediatric dentist in City Hall, and having regular dental cleanings at our office, will also help to ensure your child’s excellent dental health. We offer fluoride treatments after each tooth cleaning that will help to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel. We also offer dental sealants that are used to protect the flat chewing surfaces of your child’s premolars and molars. Dental sealants are painted on to clean and dried teeth, and will act as a physical barrier between your child’s teeth and harmful materials in your mouth. They will also fill in the pits and grooves making it much more difficult for plaque to stick to the teeth.
For an appointment for your child to see our pediatric dentist in City Hall, simply contact our office. Your child will receive friendly and gentle dental care at Dental Specialty Associates.