Preventive Dental Care Specialists in Bellevue, WA
Mint Kids Dentistry provides Bellevue, WA families state of the art Pediatric Dentistry services and treatments. Our experts, Pediatric Dentists, specialize in Pediatric Dentistry, Preventive Care, Cleaning, and treatment of cavities . RESTORATIVE AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY, LAUGHING GAS SEDATION, CONSCIOUS SEDATION, HOSPITAL DENTISTRY.
Mint Kids Dentistry
1500 145th PL SE,
Bellevue, WA 98007
Q: What is Preventive Dentistry?
A: Preventive Dentistry means a healthy smile. It is a practice of caring teeth and mouth to keep them healthy. Preventive Dentistry is for clean teeth, strong teeth and white teeth. It is designed to teach children for an early oral hygiene at an early age. This Dentistry prevents developing dental problems in kids. To avoid or lessen the effect of cavities, periodontitis, enamel loss and gingivitis, you need to adhere proper dental care.
Preventive dental care service for children includes:
Q: Why is preventive dentistry important?
Children with a healthy mouth have a better chance of general health. Oral conditions can interfere with eating and adequate nutritional intake, speaking, self-esteem, and daily activities. Severe decay can affect growth and development. Children with dental pain may be unable to concentrate in school. A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children confidence in their appearance. Finally, Preventive Dentistry can result in less extensive — and less expensive — treatment for your child.
Preventive Dentistry is predominantly important for kids as it allows newly emerging adult teeth to come out in strong and healthy manner. By maintaining the mouth cleaning you can reduce risk of dental problems along with other health problems like diabetes, respiratory diseases etc. which comes in occurrence due to poor oral health.
Q: When should preventive dentistry start?
Preventive Dentistry begins with the first tooth of your child. Daily cleaning of the teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth erupts. Visit your Pediatric Dentist at the eruption of the first tooth or no later than 12 months of age to establish a dental home. Early dental visits are the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and helping your child build a cavity-free smile.
Q: What role do parents play in prevention?
After completing a thorough oral examination and assessing your child’s risk for developing cavities, your Pediatric Dentist will design a personalized preventive dental programs of home care for your child. This program will include brushing and flossing instructions, diet counselling and, if necessary, fluoride recommendations. By following these preventive dental care directions, you can help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
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