Optimal health is more than the absence of disease. Simply waiting for disease to set in and then finding treatment to erase it isn’t enough. To be truly healthy, you have to take care of yourself by taking preventative health care steps. This is true for all aspects of health, including dental care.
Good oral hygiene is integral to good health, and we all want our children healthy and happy. Taking preventative dental care seriously can leave a smile’s mouth full of shining teeth as they smile, free of tooth pain, tooth decay and gum disease.
Why Prevention Matters
Once a disease sets in, there is only so much that anyone can do. Tooth decay is not a reversible condition. The worse dental health becomes, the more drastic steps are necessary to restore positive health.
Children don’t know what is best for their health. As adults, it is up to us to care for our children and set them up for long-term optimal wellness. Preventative dental care is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle. Teaching your kids early on the essentials of optimal oral care can help them develop healthy habits that will last long into the future.
We take a proactive approach to dental health. Based on the results of your child’s initial visit with us, we will recommend a preventative treatment plan that includes regular visits to our office at six month intervals.
In our preventative visits, we focus on:
- Teaching your child skills to take care of their dental health daily
- Cleaning your child’s teeth to reduce the build-up of plaque and food residue
- Checking your child’s teeth for signs of cavities and other oral disease
- Helping your child to form a positive opinion of visiting the dentist
We believe that children who develop a positive relationship with their dentist early on in life are set up for long-term oral health success. This is why we encourage all parents to take an active role in their child’s dental preventative health by scheduling regular appointments and helping to keep their teeth clean and free of disease.
Good preventative dental care is shown to help reduce the onset of cavities, helping your children to grow up with strong teeth, healthy gums and great habits that will keep their oral health in great shape for years to come.