Healthy Smiles from a Young Age
Most people don’t realize the importance of consistently good dental health until they’ve already reached adulthood. However, the habits that set the stage for a lifetime of good dental health begin in our earliest years. In addition to good hygiene tenets, like brushing and flossing every day, children also develop the habit of visiting the dentist regularly while they’re still young. That’s why we recommend bringing children in for their first visit as early as the age of one year old, or shortly after their first tooth erupts. Then, by the age of three, children should begin attending regular checkup and cleaning appointments on a routine basis.
What Children’s Dentistry Means
Like adults, children’s dentistry focuses on optimizing the health and function of young smiles. That means keeping your child’s teeth and gums clean and healthy through regular cleanings, and through careful examinations and screenings. It also means performing treatments designed specifically for your child if a concern does develop. For instance, children who are at high risk of cavities (the most common dental issue) can often benefit from treatments such as sealants, which are biocompatible layers that protect teeth from oral bacteria and food particles. We can also recommend fluoride treatments that boost the strength of your child’s tooth enamel so that it can more effectively ward off harmful, cavity-causing oral bacteria.
Learn More About Children’s Dentistry Services
Caring for young smiles takes a compassionate approach, which our team has mastered over years of providing customized care to children of all ages. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Saxonburg Dental Care in Saxonburg, PA, today at (724) 352-4440. We also proudly serve patients who live in Sarver, Butler, Cabot, Freeport, Natrona Heights, Tarentum and all of Western PA.