See a Children's Dentist in Chandler for Early Fluoride Treatments
Monday, November 24, 2014
Begin Dental Care Early
Part of early preventative care involves routine exams and regular fluoride treatments. If you live in the Phoenix area, then a trip to see a children’s dentist in Chandler, Mesa or the surrounding area is a necessity. We, at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry, strongly encourage you to make an appointment for your child when his baby teeth begin to erupt.
Why Fluoride Treatments are Important
Fluoride treatments are important even when your child has baby teeth as decay can lead to infection and problems with speaking or eating. Applying fluoride can be done in one of three basic ways. The treatment is available in a gel, foam or varnish. Applying fluoride at the dentist is done with a mouth guard when a foam is used and painted on the teeth if a varnish is utilized. Gels can either be applied with a mouth guard or painted on the teeth.
Encourage Good Dental Practices at Home
To promote good dental habits at home, make sure your children use ADA recommended fluoride toothpastes and rinses. Begin a regular program of oral health care for your children now. Avoid the expense and frustration that postponing the care can bring.
Even Children Under Two Years Old Can Develop Cavities
We see cavities in children’s teeth who are not even two years old. So, refrain from giving your child sweetened juice and wipe his/her gums with a gauze cloth to remove residue from the gums and any erupting teeth.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
So, if you are seeking a children’s dentist in Chandler, Mesa or the Phoenix metro area, we, at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry encourage you to give us a call. Contact us to schedule an appointment and consultation. We can be reached in Chandler at (480) 802-2200.