Gentle, Compassionate Care
We believe in making sure we do all we can to help your little ones stay on the right track. With regular visits and teaching them good habits along the way, our team here at Main Street Dental is positive your children will have the best shot possible of maintaining healthy teeth. Going to the dentist can be uncomfortable, especially for a child. Our team makes a concerted effort to help you and your child feel at ease right from the start. From the moment you arrive in our front office lobby to being seated in the chair, we try to make it a pleasant and calm experience.
What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on your child’s teeth and jaws as they develop. This encompasses tooth decay, oral disease, orthodontic issues, and their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Our caring dental team has years of experience and training to provide your child with the care they deserve.
Pediatric Dentistry – Some Helpful Tips
Teaching and prevention go a long way. By helping your children have good habits from the beginning, you will drastically decrease the chance of issues in the future.
Regular checkups and cleanings every six months are vital in staying on top of your child’s oral health. We also recommend fluoride treatments twice a year to help their teeth stay strong. Another helpful option is tooth sealants. We recommend them because they can seal the deep grooves in your child’s teeth and prevent decay. Sealants last for a few years and are monitored by Dr. Desai to ensure they are still working well.
Parents can also help reduce tooth decay by limiting sugary drinks and milk in sippy cups, especially around bedtime. Teaching your child to use a sippy cup instead of a bottle around the age of 12-14 months has also proven to help keep cavities at bay.
And, of course, brushing and flossing are essential parts of oral hygiene. By encouraging your child to do this regularly once they are old enough, you are setting them up for success in keeping their oral health on track.