What is Preventive Dentistry?

What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive Dentistry includes the following:
1. Brushing
2. Dental Development
3. Flossing
4. Fluoride
5. Oral Habits
6. Orthodontics
7. Parent Involvement
8. Proper Diet
9. Sealants
10.Sport Safety

When should preventive dentistry start?

Preventive dentistry begins with the first tooth. Visit your pediatric dentist at the eruption of the first tooth or by the age of one. You will learn how to protect your infant’s dental health. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and helping your child build a cavity-free smile.

What role to parents play in prevention?

After evaluating your child’s dental health, your pediatric dentist will design a personalized program of home care for your child. The program will include brushing and flossing instructions, diet counseling, and if necessary, fluoride recommendations. By following these directions, you can help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.

How do pediatric dentists help prevent dental problems?

Tooth cleaning and polishing and fluoride treatments are all part of your child’s prevention program. However, there is much more. For example, your pediatric dentist can apply sealants to protect your child from tooth decay, help you select a mouth guard to prevent sports injuries to the face and teeth, and provide early diagnosis and care of orhtodontic problems. Your pediatric dentist is uniquely trained to develop a combination of office and home preventive care to insure your child a happy smile.

Pike Pediatric Dentistry 
1865 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 102
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
(561) 347-7006