Taking your child on regular visits to a San Diego pediatric dentist can pay off in many ways. The most obvious benefit of course is the quality dental care that a highly qualified professional can provide. Our dentists have extensive training in virtually every aspect of dentistry, and we offer a variety of treatment procedures that range from cleaning and extractions to brace placement and filling.
There are other ways by which dental care professionals can be of service. By working closely together with parents, our dentists are able to provide essential information on dental care and even dietary advice. So much of proper dental health is tied in with eating and drinking habits, so it is a good idea for parents to monitor their children’s diets from a young age.
Fluoride treatment is essential for preventing cavities in children. Studies reveal that children who drank fluoridated water have much fewer cavities than those who drank regular water. In many communities, fluoride is added to the local water supply, so children should be protected from cavities simply by drinking the tap water regularly. In communities without fluoridated water, it will be necessary to take fluoride via drops, tablets, or gels. Alternatively, children may also have a topical fluoride solution applied by a San Diego pediatric dentist.
The role of a balanced diet simply cannot be underestimated. Calcium is essential for building and maintaining strong teeth. Sugar and starch are best minimized, as they have been known to cause dental problems in children. To find out more about how your child’s diet can affect his dental health, call Children’s Dentistry of San Diego at (858) 536-1111.