Preventive Dentistry for Kids in Fayetteville, NC
The best thing children can do to protect their teeth for years to come is to practice strong oral health, as well as be seen for regular exams and professional cleanings. Our team at DINO Kids Dental is passionate about educating children about oral health, as well as helping children learn to love coming to the dentist! Whether you’re looking for preventative dentistry services for your child such as sealants or pediatric fluoride treatments or simply looking to book your child’s next exam and cleaning, our skilled team of pediatric dentists in North Carolina has years of experience to help your child achieve their healthiest and best smile. Our veteran team can provide:
- Routine Cleanings & Exams
- Fluoride Treatments
- Digital X-Rays and Imaging
- Education in-office to help your child develop strong oral health habits
Preventative dentistry for kids is a field of dentistry that aims to prevent long-term oral health complications, by spotting and addressing any minor oral health concerns early on before they develop into more serious complications. This is a central reason why routine dental exams are so important, especially at an early age – these appointments allow our team to examine your child’s teeth, gums, and joints to see and address any minor dental concerns early on. These concerns can include early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, and other oral health concerns. If your child has signs of oral health concerns that could develop in the future, our team has decades of experience stopping these concerns in their tracks to ensure a lifetime of healthy and bright smiles for your child!
To best prevent oral health concerns at home, your child should brush and floss their teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and other oral health concerns. Children, and also many adults who have more sensitive gums, should use a soft-bristle toothbrush and brush at least twice daily. Children especially should also avoid any sugary drinks and foods as these foods, when consumed often enough, can lead to tooth decay and oral health concerns.
Speak with our team of veteran providers at DINO Kids Dental today to schedule an exam and cleaning for your child, or to learn more about preventive dentistry and how your child can best protect their smile!
Dental Cleanings & Exams
Stopping Oral Health Concerns In Their Tracks
Routine pediatric dental cleanings and exams are the foundation on which strong oral health is built. These cleanings and exams give our team at DINO Kids Dental the opportunity to spot and correct small oral health concerns before they become larger issues. In addition, beginning a strong oral health regime at an early age is key to protecting long-term oral health. Kids should brush twice daily, and floss daily, as well as see our team at DINO Kids Dental every six months for a routine cleaning and exam, as recommended by the American Dental Association. These steps combined will help to make for a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child!
Regular exams and cleanings help children to:
- Prevent gum disease and decay caused by poor oral health,
- Prevent the need for extensive oral health corrections,
- Improve the whiteness and brightness of their teeth,
- Maintain a healthy and bright smile for years to come.
Routine Dental Exams
As stated above, regular dental exams are the best way to allow our team at DINO Kids Dental to spot oral health complications early on before they develop into more serious conditions. These exams allow our team to assess the teeth and gums for any signs of decay or gum disease that can potentially develop if untreated. Our team can help to stop these minor oral health concerns when they’re spotted early on to help kids enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our team may also choose to take imaging of the teeth during exams to view the underlying jawbone and to assess tooth structure. Our team at DINO Kids Dentistry leverages the newest and best technologies in imaging to help our team gain the most detailed possible view of your child’s smile.
Cleaning and Hygiene Visits
Pediatric dental cleanings are a vital part of a strong oral health regimen that allows our team at DINO Kids Dental to remove plaque from the teeth and best protect the teeth from future decay. Our dental hygienists here at DINO Kids Dental not only have years of experience in providing children with exceptional cleanings but are also passionate about helping children learn to love coming to the dentist! Our hygiene teams also make a point of helping kids learn how to best take care of their teeth at home, helping to promote strong oral health at home. Hygiene visits begin with our team of hygienists cleaning the surface of your child’s teeth to remove any plaque. They will also examine the teeth for cavities as well as loss of bone density and other oral health complications. Specialty tools may be used to help more thoroughly clean the teeth. If any early signs of gum disease or other overarching oral health conditions are found, your dentist will likely form a treatment plan to help prevent these warning signs from developing. These treatment plans may consist of pediatric fluoride treatments, sealants, or other preventative treatments that help your child maintain their best and healthiest smile.
On top of a strong oral health regimen that consists of daily brushing and flossing, fluoridated kinds of toothpaste and rinses can help to strengthen and protect your child’s teeth from decay and other oral health complications. Fluoride helps to protect the teeth from decay and cavities by fortifying the tooth’s outer surface, preventing plaque from accumulating. Fluoride treatments can be divided into two main categories – the first is systemic fluoride, which is ingested through water, and works to strengthen the teeth against decay and cavities. Topical fluoride is applied to the teeth through toothpaste and mouthwashes, and also helps to strengthen the outer layers of the teeth to protect them from decay and cavities.
Trust Our Team At DINO Kids Dental For Affective Fluoride Treatments
Taking steps to protect the teeth from cavities and decay from an early age is key to ensuring long-term oral health. That’s why our team at DINO Kids Dental specializes in today’s best and most effective pediatric fluoride treatments for kids to set them up for a lifetime of healthy and bright smiles! If you have questions about fluoride treatments, speak with our team at DINO Kids Dental today to learn more about how pediatric fluoride treatments offer long-term protection against cavities and decay.
Providing Safe And Effective Imaging For Kids
While radiation from x-rays is very minimal, our team at DINO Kids Dental provides imaging that involves even less radiation than traditional imaging to best protect the health of your children and limit their radiation exposure as much as possible. During imaging, our team takes measures to reduce the amount of radiation that kids are exposed to as much as possible, while also allowing our patients to benefit from advanced imaging technologies that help our team at DINO Kids Dental best diagnose and treat oral health concerns. Our team has extensive knowledge and decades of experience using advanced imaging technologies, helping to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for our patients.
The Advancement of Digital Imaging
Advanced imaging techniques offer a variety of benefits to our patients here at DINO Kids Dental:
- A comfortable and convenient imaging process.
- Instant image rendering.
- Fully digitized storage and sharing.
In addition to the above discussion on image safety, we perform imaging only when necessary to gain a more comprehensive view of your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw. This process allows our team to best diagnose, monitor, and treat oral health conditions and best protect your child’s smile for years to come.
Why Digital Imaging Is Necessary
A common question related to digital imaging is why these images may become necessary in the first place. Firstly, digital imaging may be used at various points in the dental treatment process – images may be taken as part of the diagnosis process, or the monitoring of a condition. Advanced imagery helps our team better detect cavities, tooth decay, early signs of gum disease, and other oral health conditions. In addition, digital imaging helps our team analyze bone density and other aspects of bone material to assess the underlying health of a child’s teeth and gums, which cannot be assessed with the naked eye alone. Especially early in life, the teeth and jaw change and develop very quickly, and therefore require monitoring and assessment as they grow and change. Of course, every child’s development is a little bit different! That’s why our team at DINO Kids Dental takes a fully customized and unique approach to every child that we see and treat to best serve each patient’s specific needs.
Speak With Our Team Today To Learn More About Digital Imaging
Have questions about digital imaging or why your child may require them? Speak with our team at DINO Kids Dental today to learn more about the imaging process, and to learn more about how our advanced imaging techniques can help protect your child’s smile!
Why Is Dental Hygiene So Important?
Our team at DINO Kids Dental is passionate about helping to educate children about oral health and also helping kids learn to love coming to the dentist. While our team makes a strong effort in-office to educate children about oral health and also to provide children with exceptional cleanings and exams, we also make an effort to teach children about the importance of developing a strong oral health regimen at home to best protect their smiles. Starting this process at an early age best helps to set kids up for a lifetime of healthy smiles! Speak with our team at DINO Kids Dental anytime to learn more about pediatric oral hygiene and how you can help your kids develop strong oral health.
Establishing a strong oral health regimen at an early age is the best defense against serious oral health complications, and helps to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for your kids. To develop the strongest possible oral health regimen, here are some tasks that should always be a part of your regimen as recommended by our team at DINO Kids Dental as well as the American Dental Association:
- Brush your teeth after eating and at least twice a day. Our team recommends soft-bristle toothbrushes and anti-cavity toothpaste.
- Floss daily, especially at night, to remove tough plaque and food that is stuck in between teeth.
- Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary foods and candies that can stick to the teeth and cause plaque to develop. and collect.
- See your dentist every six months for a routine pediatric dental cleaning, which also allows our team the opportunity to spot any potential oral health complications before they develop into more serious oral health concerns.
Starting to develop strong oral health practices from an early age is the best way to protect your kids’ oral health long-term and also to ensure they’re able to maintain a healthy smile for the rest of their life. Our team at DINO Kids Dental is passionate about helping children learn to love taking care of their teeth, and makes a point to educate children in-office about their oral health and how they can best protect their smiles.
Meet Your Dentist
Our team at DINO Kids Dental is committed to helping your child have a fun and relaxing dental experience with every visit. Each member of our team is knowledgeable and experienced, making them able to help your child understand and develop healthy dental hygiene habits, and to help everything else go smoothly for you, the parents.
Dr. Eric Guida
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