Preventative Dentistry for Children in Stamford, Greenwich, CT & Beyond
As a naturally occurring element, Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. It is naturally found in water in small amounts, as well as in some foods such as meat, eggs, tea and fish. Fluoride treatments are given to children who still have developing teeth at the end of their dental exam and cleaning, twice a year. Fluoride treatments are given to children typically with fluoride foam in their mouth that we leave in their mouth for a short period of time. Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. With the use of bottled water more and more the need for children to have fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay is more important than ever in preventing tooth decay in kids. in the area and knows that with kids brushing regularly sometimes it is not enough to help prevent decay. We may recommend the use of home and/or professional fluoride treatments for the following reasons:
- Deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth.
- Exposed and sensitive root surfaces.
- Fair to poor oral hygiene habits.
- Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake.
- Inadequate exposure to fluorides.
- Inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions, medical treatments or medications.
- Recent history of dental decay.
Remember, fluoride alone will not prevent tooth decay! It is important to brush at least twice a day, floss regularly, eat balanced meals, reduce sugary snacks, and visit Around The World Pediatric Dentistry on a regular basis.
The Trusted Source for Dental Sealants for Children
At Around The World Pediatric Dentistry, we’re proud to offer the latest dental sealants for children. This treatment blocks harmful bacteria from damaging the teeth and creating cavities. Today’s sealants are recommended for most age groups, and can include toddlers and pre-teen kids, and can be promptly administered in a single appointment. Have no doubt, our sealants can prove quite beneficial for children without the dexterity to properly brush their teeth.
If you are interested in learning more about our BPA-FREE sealants, be sure to contact us to set up an appointment. Once you schedule an upcoming appointment, we’ll be able to determine if your child is a good candidate for dental sealants. We’re proud to assist all sorts of patients throughout the Stamford and Greenwich, CT communities.