Concerns that develop over time and warrant restorative measures often can be prevented if you seek treatment in a timely fashion. Indeed, excellent preventive care is a lifelong task, and one that it is never too early to begin. In fact, we encourage you to bring your little one in as soon as he or she gets their first tooth in order to ensure proper monitoring and development. In today’s blog, your Cedar Rapids, IA dentist will address the importance in attending a routine checkup, as well as how we can provide a small boost of strength to protect your child’s developing grin.
The Importance of a Checkup
You may be one of the many people out there that recognize the importance of brushing your teeth at home, but are unaware that this is only part of the whole picture. In fact, excellent health utilizes a combination of brushing and flossing, paying mind to what you eat, and attendance of routine checkups to ensure its vitality. What’s more, we recommend attending these examinations at least once every six months in order to ensure healthy development and prevent minor problems that can easily be addressed from growing into major ones. During your little one’s visit, we will carefully but thoroughly check to identify signs of decay, infection, damage, trauma, and more. We look at more than just teeth, including the gums, tongue, cheeks, and throat as well for signs of abnormalities or concerns, then provide a gentle cleaning to remove deposits of plaque and/or tartar buildup. For more information about your child’s checkup, reach out to our office today.
An Added Boost of Strength
Just as adults sometimes need a little help when it comes to the health of their smile, sometimes children could use a helping hand. During their visit, our team can offer this boost in strength through either a dental sealant or fluoride treatment. Sealants include a thin layer of dental acrylic that is painted over the surface of the back molars to prevent bacteria from targeting the tiny nooks and crannies. A fluoride treatment includes applying fluoride to the front of your teeth in order to help build up diminishing areas of enamel, the smile’s number one defense mechanism.
Excellent Preventive Care
It goes without saying that excellent hygiene and a healthy grin stem from optimal preventive care, and it is never too early to get your child excited about their tiny smiles. Through a healthy combination of care at home, in office, and being conscious of foods and beverage consumed, you can pave the way for a strong, vibrant grin for life.
Schedule Your Family’s Visit
For more information about the importance of preventive care, or to schedule your appointment with our team, contact Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA by calling 319-364-7108 today.