It doesn’t take a lot of effort, but rather attention to a few simple methods, to keep your child’s teeth and gums strong and healthy. Pediatric dental hygiene practice encompasses both what your child does at home, along with the help of our kids dentist San Jose at regular six month visits for examinations and cleanings. At Children’s Dental Group, we adhere to the strategies that are most effective and are easy to work into yours and your child’s daily routine.
Between those twice-yearly checkups, you should keep a close eye on how much sugar your child has, in both foods and drinks. There are many hidden sources of sugar, in items that you may not think of automatically. For example, fruit juice, even if is labeled as having no added sugar, has plenty of sugar in it. Bottled ketchup and salad dressings do, as well, and while you may already be aware of sugary cereals, even ones that you think are plain typically have sugar added to them. Our kids dentist San Jose recommends good technique when it comes to brushing and flossing, and will show your child how to do it right. Dental hygiene daily succeeds in removing most of the plaque that forms on your child’s teeth and at the gum line. It’s the tartar that develops from plaque that is not eliminated for which you will need a teeth cleaning from our kids dentist San Jose. Teeth cleanings reverse the signs of early stage gum disease, in addition to addressing tartar buildup and residual plaque.
When you and our office work together, there is every reason to feel confident about your child’s dental hygiene and how good a job it does at reducing the incidences of cavities. Contact us today and let us schedule a convenient time for both of you to come in.