Preventive Dentistry in Kerrville, TX
As soon as your child visits our office for their first dental appointment, they start their journey in caring for a long-lasting healthy smile. Preventive dental care is vital in keeping teeth healthy throughout life. Scheduling preventative dental care appointments, consistent oral care, and detecting dental problems before they worsen are more likely to impact your child for a lifetime positively! Is it time to schedule your child a preventive dentistry treatment? Get in touch with our friendly front office today! Contact Us
What is preventive dental care?
Preventive dental care includes dental treatments or oral hygiene habits that help reduce oral health implications and encourage better oral health. While the range of preventive dental care treatments ranges, staples in preventive care like brushing, flossing, and routine cleanings and exams are beneficial to every patient. Other preventive dentistry measures include dental sealants, space maintainers, and athletic mouthguards.
Why is preventive care so important?
Practicing preventive dental care helps prevent oral diseases and encourages a healthy smile for a lifetime. Preventing dental issues before they occur can save your child the stress of enduring dental treatments. Children who practice preventive dental care and keep up with routine cleanings and exams or receive fluoride treatments are likely to continue the good habit as they develop.
When should my child start preventive care?
Good oral hygiene habits at home, as well as scheduling visits for routine cleanings and exams, should begin as soon as your child sprouts a tooth! Though baby teeth eventually fall out, baby teeth pave the way for healthy adult teeth and should remain as natural as possible. Promoting healthy habits like brushing and flossing at home are a great start to preventive care. Our Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry team is always here to guide or provide your child with preventive care. Schedule Appointment