It takes a comprehensive strategy to keep your child’s teeth and gums strong, healthy, free of decay and disease both now and in the future. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that it is either difficult or particularly time-consuming. Here at Moody Street Dental on ELM STREET, we’re dedicated to optimal preventive care. It’s far more efficient to stop the onset of problems than to treat them after the fact.
Our Waltham family dentist recommends that you take some basic steps to keep your child from suffering the worst consequences of dental plaque, the filmy bacteria that causes tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Sugar is the source of plaque, so keep a close watch on how much sugar your child has in his or her diet. Obvious sources are candy, soda, and breakfast cereals, but it’s not always so clear when it comes to condiments like ketchup, or bottled salad dressing. Perhaps the product that has the most sugar while hiding in plain sight is packaged fruit juices, even the ones that proudly state “no sugar added.” Check those labels. Teeth brushing, especially after meals, is crucial. And so is nightly flossing. Our Waltham family dentist is pleased to help your child with proper technique. Come in with her or him every six months for a complete examination and cleaning. Any cavities will be detected and filled promptly. Cleanings remove built up tartar, which makes future cavities and gum disease less likely to occur, and also reverse signs of early stage gum disease. That’s already a tremendous benefit for him or her, but we also offer preventive care in the form of sealants and fluoride treatments, which are vital in the battle against tooth decay.
With your busy schedule, it makes sense to contact us right now to schedule your child’s next visit to our Waltham family dentist. Better now than after she or he has sustained a toothache, an infection, or other problem.