Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry – Pediatric Preventative Dentistry
When it comes to creating a foundation of good oral health habits that your child will use throughout their life, establishing a positive relationship with a trusted pediatric dentist matters. That’s why Dr. Roshan and the friendly team at Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry strive to make each preventative dental visit as easy and enjoyable as possible for every child we encounter. Along with our vast experience in caring for little ones’ growing smiles, we are proud to offer progressive, compassionate care to children of all ages in a calm, comfortable environment. Before scheduling an appointment for your child with Dr. Roshan, check out these facts on the impact preventative pediatric dental care can have on your child for a lifetime.
What is the Purpose of Pediatric Preventative Dentistry?
The primary goal of pediatric preventive care is to promote, establish, and maintain your children’s dental health with good oral habits in order to combat dental diseases before they occur. Additionally, bi-annual visits to Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry are important because they can help children become comfortable with routine dental exams before they experience any serious dental problems, which is a necessary life skill that they will take with them through adulthood.
Why is Pediatric Preventative Dentistry Important?
Preventive dentistry is important for children and adults alike for many reasons. For children in particular, however, preventative dentistry is a critical step in establishing healthy oral hygiene habits, educating parents and children on how to properly care for their growing smiles, and allowing Dr. Roshan to detect any potential oral health concerns before it progresses, such as tooth decay.
How Does Pediatric Preventative Dentistry Differ from Adult Preventative Dentistry?
Pediatric preventative dental check-ups are essentially the same as adult preventative dental exams. They both include Dr. Roshan performing a thorough exam of the patient’s teeth, gums, and soft tissues for signs of abnormalities, followed by a professional dental cleaning. At Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry, a pediatric preventive dental visit also includes two important and effective preventive plans: fluoride treatment and application of sealants. These treatments are usually not included in adult preventive plans but are necessary to protect kids’ teeth from cavities. Since each pediatric dental visit is unique, Dr. Roshan will recommend a customized preventive plan based on the patient’s risk assessment and oral health status.
What Happens at a Routine Dental Visit at Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry?
During a routine visit at Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry, the patient will receive a complete oral examination, necessary X-rays will be taken, the caries risk status will be assessed, and a preventive plan will be made based on the patient’s particular circumstances, then discussed with patient/parent. After these steps have been taken, oral hygiene instructions will be reviewed, healthy diet counseling will be provided, and anticipatory guidance will be discussed. Lastly, treatment needs will be discussed and the patient’s personalized treatment plan will be made.
Caring for your child’s smile can feel like a daunting responsibility, but the experienced team at Unique Kids Pediatric Dentistry can help you every step of the way. Call today to schedule a preventative dental exam and professional cleaning and give your child the skills they’ll need to maintain a healthy and bright smile that will last for years to come!