3 Ways Our San Diego Pediatric Dentists Fight Cavities
The best way to keep cavities from forming in a child’s teeth is for the child to have a good routine of brushing and flossing at home. That’s often easier to say than to turn into a good lifelong habit. How can a pediatric dentist help with your kids?
Teaching Children to Maintain a Good Routine
A good pediatric dentist can help teach your child not only how to brush and floss properly but also why this routine is so important. While your encouragement and example at home cannot be understated, pediatric dentists receive special training both to care for a child’s teeth and to train a child to do so at home.
Recommendations for Diet and Nutrition
What your child eats will affect dental health. Thus, your pediatric dentist will help you as a parent to provide a more balanced and beneficial diet for your child’s oral health. Recommendations will often include substitutes that reduce sugar intake.
Preventative pediatric dentistry has come a long way over the years. For example, dental sealants can now make it far easier to keep teeth from decay. Sealants are by no means a replacement for a good oral care routine. However, they do provide an extra layer of protection that will reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Pediatric Dentists with a Focus on Prevention
At BRSH+FLSS, our two board-certified pediatric dentists – Dr. Pokala and Dr. Chawla – are both focused on helping your children to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems. Parents love our preventative focus because it keeps kids smiling and happy to go to the dentist for checkups. To schedule appointments for your children, call 619-741-1500 today.