Pediatric Dentistry Services
Our Pediatric Dentistry Services
Do you desire a dentist who is patient, caring, and understands the importance of your child’s dental health? Prestige Dental Network offers special pediatric dentistry for East Hartford children. At our office, we provide regular check-ups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants for your children ranging from infancy to teenage years.
A pediatric dentist is actually different than a family dentist. Our doctors will provide your child with the best dental health care so that he/she can maintain a healthy, glowing smile for years to come. They are skilled and trained to properly care for your child.
A child’s dental health is important not just for their teeth and gums, but also for their overall health. Tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, but it is the most common chronic disease in children. More than 40% of children from the ages of 2-11 have had a cavity in their baby teeth, and more than 2/3 of 16-19 year olds have had a cavity in their permanent teeth.
There are safe and effective measures that parents can take to ensure your child’s smile is protected. Good oral hygiene practices are vitally important. Encourage your children to perform thorough brushing with fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities. Dental sealants and water fluoridation are also beneficial to help prevent tooth decay.
Help Your Child Obtain a Healthy Mouth
- The Rule of 2 – Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes on every surface of every tooth.
- Flossing – There are character made “flossers” that help aid children in finding a easier, more enjoyable way to floss their teeth.
- Parents Role – Your kids are not able to brush on their own until they are able to tie their shoes. Parents are encouraged to aid their child in proper teeth brushing techniques.
- Healthy Snacks – Having snacks that are healthy available for children will help their oral health and their overall health. Always offer a healthy choice before crackers or sweets. Sugary and acidic foods separate and together can increase the risk of tooth decay.