hile many of the same aspects of adult dental hygiene are the same for children, kids has additional concerns and challenges, resulting from both typical eating habits and the fact that pour pediatric patients transition from primary teeth to adult teeth. Here at South Jersey Family Dental, our priority is to help you, as a partner in your child’s oral well-being, to prevent cavities from forming in your child’s teeth, and from losing them as the result of advanced tooth decay.
Our pediatric dentist in Turnersville NJ recommends a strategy that combines good habits at home with visits to our office two times per year, for a checkup and a teeth cleaning. Between those sessions, you should keep a close watch on the sugar that your child consumes, including through beverages. There are many products that contain a lot of sugar, but may fly under the radar of parents. Be sure to read labels. And remember that fruit juices, even ones without added sugar, can be a hazard when it comes your child’s precious tooth enamel. Brushing is key, and our pediatric dentist in Turnersville NJ will make certain that your child knows the most effective way to do it. The same goes for flossing. You may also want to use a high-quality dental rinse with fluoride. The goal is to prevent plaque formation, to the greatest extent possible, and then to remove as much of what does develop so that there will less tooth decay and less chance of cavities. At twice-yearly dental exams, any cavities that do form can be filled promptly. And a teeth cleaning eliminates remaining plaque, and its hardened form, tartar, to give your child the best opportunity to avoid future cavities.
Working together, you and our pediatric dentist in Turnersville make a great team in the service of ensuring that your child’s dental hygiene practices are tip-top. Schedule an appointment at our office right now.