Cavity Prevention for Kids’ Smiles
At Goldberg Dental Group, Dr. Steven Goldberg and Dr. Adam Goldberg treat smiles of all ages. They understand the importance of starting kids on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. That’s why they recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants to help prevent cavities.
The Importance of Baby Teeth
Because baby teeth eventually fall out, you might think that they’re not that important. But primary teeth serve many purposes. Besides giving your little one that adorable grin, baby teeth aid in speech development and serve as placeholders for permanent teeth. Plus, you don’t want your child to suffer the discomfort of a cavity.
It’s important to keep children’s smiles healthy and strong. And, because little ones often have trouble brushing and flossing effectively, they sometimes need a little assistance. You can help by guiding your child’s brushing and flossing and encouraging good oral hygiene habits. We can help by providing proven treatments to keep cavities at bay.
Professional Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. When applied to teeth, it helps remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel. This enables enamel to ward off the damaging effects of acids formed by plaque and sugars. Fluoride applied to teeth by a dentist may even reverse early-stage decay.
A dental sealant is an ultra-thin plastic coating applied to teeth, typically molars. Back teeth have lots of bumps and ridges, which are excellent places for bacteria and plaque to hide. This uneven surface is oftentimes hard to keep clean. Sealants smooth the surface to allow effective brushing and also act as a barrier against cavity-causing substances.
Protect Your Child’s Smile
Fluoride treatments and dental sealants from Goldberg Dental Group are an easy, effective, and economical way to protect your child’s oral health today and into the future. Call today to schedule an appointment.