Comprehensive Pediatric Exam- Our dental care team is trained in making dental visits fun and engaging for our youngest patients. Dr. Chibb provides thorough oral health exams and monitors your child’s oral health for any developing dental health concerns. Our dental care team is committed to helping patients of all ages preserve the natural teeth for long-term oral health.
Dental Cleanings- Biannual professional dental cleanings can help keep your child’s teeth cavity-free. Professional teeth cleanings remove plaque and tartar from areas of the teeth that even the most diligent brusher just can not reach. We encourage children and adults to get their teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year.
Sealants- Sealants are a non-invasive treatment applied directly to the teeth. Sealants are a clear coating that helps to seal out tooth decay, particularly in hard to reach places prone to tooth decay such as the crown of the molars.
Tooth Fillings- For children with tooth decay, dental fillings provide a conservative treatment option. White dental fillings blend seamlessly with your child’s smiles for a natural aesthetic smile.
Patient Education- Dr. Chibb and our entire dental care team loves sharing our dental knowledge. We work with patients to provide them with the resources and tools they need to learn more about their dental health, and how to care for their teeth and gums. We believe that patient education, beginning at an early age, can promote lifelong oral health.
Tooth decay in children is a growing health epidemic. Poor oral hygiene habits, a diet high in sugar, and other lifestyle habits can set children up for a lifetime of complex dental concerns. Children who experience high levels of tooth decay at an early age are more prone to advanced gum disease and tooth loss before adulthood.
Prevent Pediatric Tooth Decay
- Brush, Floss, Repeat 2x a Day- Daily oral hygiene is essential for fighting tooth decay at any age. Be sure to get your child started on a healthy oral hygiene routine early on. Always lead by example and be sure you brush and floss twice a day for two whole minutes.If you need tips or tricks on proper brushing techniques, or how to engage your child in their oral health, we encourage you to ask our dental care team.
- Limit Sugar Intake- Sugar is a leading cause of high rates of tooth decay in children. When kids do not brush and floss effectively, sugar gets left behind in the crevices of the teeth. Bacteria feed off of the sugar and leave behind a low-grade acid that erodes the enamel of the teeth causing tooth decay.Be sure to watch your child’s sugar and starch intake. Introduce your child to healthy snack options and keep their diet varied. A diet high in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can help your child get the vitamins they need to keep their teeth strong and healthy.
- Visit The Dentist- Our dental care team puts a strong emphasis on patient education for children and adults. We encourage parents to take an active role in teaching their children good oral health habits, like visiting the dentist twice a year. Biannual dental health exams allow for early treatment of oral health concerns and can even help prevent tooth decay and other dental health complications.