As a parent, there are very few aspects of life which concern you more than the health of your growing son or daughter. Children need extra care to insure they grow up healthy and strong, and their young smiles are no exception. Despite what many of us may think, every set of teeth are vital to the continued oral and overall health of your child, and their primary teeth are no exception. That’s why your local San Jose pedodontist utilizes the number one defense against tooth decay and the cavities they cause with fluoride treatments at every examination, but not all fluoride treatments are right for you. Our team at the Children’s Dental Group can help you find the right treatment for your child to insure that they grow into a healthy and beautiful smile.
Pediatric Dental Care San Jose
Your child’s primary teeth are truly as vital to the health and growth of their adult smiles as the permanent teeth they will one day grow into. Unbeknownst to many of us, a child’s first teeth actually directly predict the manner of which their adult teeth will erupt. This means that teeth which are unhealthy, malformed, or fall out early due to inadequate care will only leads the way to a damaged and decaying smile later in life. For this reason your local San Jose pedodontist strives to provide the best in oral health care with comprehensive cleanings and dental examinations that work to detect the earliest signs of tooth decay and stop them from causing cavities in your child’s smile. Every pediatric dental check-up is always finished with a fluoride treatment for this exact reason. Fluoride is only mineral known which actually works to stop decay by encouraging enamel and dentin growth to strengthen your son or daughter’s teeth against the acids in their favorite foods which work to spread decay.
Many parents will wish to utilize over the counter fluoride treatments within their own home to further protect their children’s smiles, but this should never be done without the approval of your local San Jose pedodontist. There is in fact such a thing as too much fluoride, and over doing it with this mineral can in fact cause more harm than good, especially in young children. Fluoride can be found in your own home already for many of us, due to the fluoridation process of your tap water. For the right amount of fluoride for your child to strengthen teeth and provide a healthy smile for a lifetime, concerned parents and growing children need look no further than the uniquely kid-focused dental care center of the Children’s Dental Group. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff can educate and care for your children to insure a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Cavities in children are caused by preventable and treatable bacterial disease. Preventing tooth decay in children is important in order for their adult teeth to grow in a healthy environment. When you bring your child to our San Jose Pedodontists at Children’s Dental Group you will notice a difference in our office. Our dentists are dedicated professionals who are trained in pediatric care. Any nervousness your child may experience floats away when he or she walks through our doors. We strive to make children comfortable with video games, books, balloons and other forms of entertainment. Once the stress or fear of visiting our office dissipates, we are able to educate them on the importance of taking good care of their teeth.
San Jose Cavity Prevention
We know that tooth decay is caused by a bacterial infection and this has to be treated through preventive measures. During your child’s first visit to San Jose Pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group we discuss your child’s diet and make recommendations based on what we learn. It is important to keep your child on a regular eating routine and to stay away from sugary foods, carbs, and drinks. Limit your child to 6-8 oz. of juice per day, drink milk with meals, and have water at any other time. Provide healthy snacks and avoid sweet or sticky foods. A balanced diet is the first line of defense against bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Your San Jose Pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group encourage your children to establish good oral hygiene habits that include eating fruits, vegetables, and protein. The best time for your child to visit Children’s Dental Group is around the time the first teeth start to appear. Our goal is to stop decay before it starts. Call our office for a tour and let us discuss your child’s needs, but don’t wait. The sooner your child is seen by one of our experienced dentists, the better it is to prevent tooth decay.