Preventative dentistry is one of the most crucial measures in the field. It refers to the treatments and patient education that aim to prevent the development of cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and other problems.
Benefits of Preventative Dentistry
Whilst it is crucial for everyone to get regular checkups, there is a pronounced importance in children. Because their teeth are young and developing, a healthy set of teeth will set a good foundation. And a healthy mouth gives your child a greater chance at better overall health.
On the other hand, dental problems can interfere with speaking, eating, adequate nutritional intake, as well as building of confidence and social opportunities. Severe dental pain caused by decay can also leave your child unable to concentrate in school.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of preventative dentistry is it provides less extensive, less expensive and non-invasive treatment for your child.
Preventative dental care includes the following:
- proper nutrition and dietary habits
- fluoride and sealant application
- proper dental hygiene
- oral health education
- guidance of erupting teeth
Parental Involvement in Preventative Care
For the most part, the dentist provides the necessary treatments and instructions. In addition to regular dental visits, complete dental care for your child requires your involvement with daily oral care at home.
After a thorough assessment of your child’s oral health, we design a personalised home care programme, including brushing and flossing guidelines, diet counselling and fluoride recommendations.
Other Benefits of Preventative Care
Getting treatment early enables the dentist to detect early signs of under bites, cross bites or overbites, which allows for an early orthodontic treatment if needed.
Preventative care starts as soon as the first tooth erupts. With proper dietary habits and preventative treatments, your child can establish a strong foundation of good oral health and a cavity-free smile.
Like your physician will tell you, prevention is better than cure. The sooner we spot the problem, the sooner we can treat it.
Pave the road for dental wellness and set an appointment with Vogue Dental Care today.