From an early age, we are taught to take good care of our teeth, gums, and mouth. Often this can feel like a chore, but when your diligence is rewarded with a beautiful, healthy smile, it’s easy to see why proper dental care is so important. Your child will learn from our kids’ dentist that proper dental care and hygiene, including Mansfield fluoride treatments, can easily prevent future problems, such as cavities, gum disease, or tooth decay. Here at the dental office of Advanced Dental Care, we are dedicated to creating beautiful, long-lasting smiles, especially for the little ones.
In an environment that is lighthearted and fun, our kids’ dentists will establish oral health habits with your child that will last a lifetime. We believe in a preventative approach for one’s oral hygiene by creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for younger patients. Teeth, whether natural or with restorations, survive and thrive in an oral environment that is clean and hygienic. Our preventative program is designed to prevent new cavities, persevere restored teeth, and manage periodontal disease. This includes brushing teeth twice a day in a circular, angled motion with a soft bristled toothbrush, flossing every night, eating a balanced diet, and receiving Mansfield fluoride treatments. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults. According to studies, tooth decay is the most common disease found among children. Statistically, more than 25% of 2 to 5 year olds have at least one cavity, about 50% of kids aged 12 to 15 years have at least one cavity, and tooth decay affects nearly 75% of 16 to 19 year olds to some degree. Fluoride is crucial in the preventing these tooth problems.
Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, regular dental checkups, and Mansfield fluoride treatments are the easiest and best way to protect your mouth, teeth, and gums from oral diseases. The earlier you start going to the dentist and practicing good oral hygiene, the sooner and better you will be smiling. We believe the best time to implement good dental habits and hygiene into part of your daily routine is as a child, and we are exactly the dental office where your child’s good oral hygiene should begin.