Your child’s baby (primary) teeth are very important. They save space for the adult (permanent) teeth yet to come. So keeping them strong, healthy, and free of cavities to the greatest extent possible is a high priority, and one that we at Pearla Dental take seriously. Doing so only requires two visits per year for our pediatric dental exams.
Plaque is the root cause of tooth decay (and gum disease). To the extent that it is addressed effectively, there will be less tooth decay, which means fewer cavities, and a higher level of oral wellness. Step one is to limit the amount of plaque that forms to begin with. That means a nutritious diet for your child, and limiting his or her sugar intake. Sugar fuels plaque. Our pediatric dentist in Worcester is pleased to offer valuable tips and advice on how to incorporate occasional sweet treats without them leading to a higher risk of plaque development. Likewise, our pediatric dentist in Worcester shows your child how to brush and floss to get the best possible results. It’s not just enough to go through the motions. The reality, though, is that even the best oral hygiene regimen will permit the formation of tartar buildup from plaque that avoids the reach of the toothbrush and dental floss. A dental exam each six months, including a teeth cleaning, eliminates tartar and residual plaque to give your child the best chance for avoiding future cavities. Any existing ones detected will be filled in a timely fashion, thereby making it less likely that your child will experience toothaches, infections, or the early loss of a tooth.
Our pediatric dentist in Worcester is your partner in keeping your child’s teeth in an optimal state of well-being. Please call our office and book an appointment to come in with your child for a six month exam and cleaning.