It isn’t all that difficult to keep your child’s teeth and gums strong and healthy. With just two visits per year for a pediatric dental exam, cavities and gum disease can be infrequent occurrences if at all. Let us at Brunswick Family Dental and Implant Center be your partner when it comes to your child’s ongoing oral wellness.
Cavities are the end result of dental decay, which is itself the effect of dental plaque and tartar. So our Sayreville pediatric dentist goes back to the source by developing a strategy that keeps your child’s teeth from succumbing to the consequences of dental plaque, which is also responsible for the irritation, inflammation, and infection of your child’s gum tissue. At home, you can do plenty in favor of prevention by limiting his or her dietary sugar and starch, since both of those fuel the growth of dental plaque in the first place. Brushing and flossing, of course, are essential. It’s tartar, though, the harder and crusty form of dental plaque that is a big part of the focus of our Sayreville pediatric dentist when you and your child come in for an examination. Tartar is just as hazardous as dental plaque, but it takes a teeth cleaning to eliminate it. This is in addition to a checkup and x-rays to detect any existing cavities so they can be filled before they grow larger. Existing gum disease goes back to the teeth cleaning she or he gets during the same session, with the signs of it being reversed. And while no one can guarantee no cavities or gum disease ever, it is important to take the available measures to limit the chances of them causing problems.
While you’re thinking of it, please contact our office to book an appointment for you and your child with our Sayreville pediatric dentist.