Children love eating sugary foods such as chocolate, candy, pastries, gummy bears, etc. While this makes them happy, what about their teeth? What about all the cavities that these sugary foods could lead to? What’s the best way to care for your young one’s teeth and make sure they don’t develop oral infections in the future?
This is where pediatric dentistry comes to the rescue. Pediatric dentists are dedicated to treat oral infections in children and educate their parents about taking care of their child’s oral health. Having a dentist who specializes in treating children at your service is a huge load off your back. You no longer have to worry about your child develops cavities, malocclusion or any other oral infection.
What do pediatric dentists do?
Cavity prevention:Cavities are most often caused due to the accumulated plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces. They contain thousands of microbes that release harmful acids while they feed on the food debris and sugary content left in the mouth. These acids erode the enamel and cause cavities. Hence, we would educate you about the steps you should take to prevent this. A specific diet that your child should follow may also be recommended.
Brushing and flossing guide: Brushing and flossing gets rid of most of the microbes from the oral cavity and allows it to be fresher for a long time. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles for your child so that it doesn’t harm their gums. A toothpaste rich in fluoride should be chosen as it helps in cavity prevention.
Regular oral cleanings:When the accumulation of plaque and tartar continues for a long time, cavities would be inevitable. Hence, we recommend getting these deposits removed at regular intervals. An oral consultation once every six months would be necessary.
Fluoride treatment:Fluoride is an important mineral that is present in our teeth which helps to prevent decay. When the required amount of Fluoride isn’t supplied to the body through the water we drink and the toothpaste we use, a Fluoride treatment replenishes this amount.
Fillings: Cavities can house numerous bacteria which promote the growth of the cavity on to the root canal. This can put the entire tooth at risk and seriously upset one’s oral health. Hence, it is best to get a filling to cover it. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings that go absolutely unnoticed. This way, your child wouldn’t have to hide their smile in front of their friends.
Orthodontic treatment: Malocclusion is a huge letdown and can keep your child feeling conscious of their smile. When they go to school, their friends could mock them for it, which is quite embarrassing. We provide comprehensive treatment to malocclusion in the most gentle way. Traditional metal braces are the most common way of treating a malocclusion. However, if you prefer a much aesthetic option, you can choose clear braces or Invisalign.
Entrust us with your child’s oral health and we won’t let you down. Call us at (707) 552-4110 for Vallejo, CA, (925) 825-1081 for Concord, CA or schedule an online appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Salaveria at our practice.