Pediatric Dentistry Fredericksburg, VA
One of our top goals at Hilltop Dental Studio is to provide outstanding dental treatment and care for children and teens. We know that getting started early is the best way to encourage a lifetime of good oral health. We will teach your child the basics of brushing flossing, provide thorough checkups and examinations, and assist them with any dental issues that they may experience along the way. When you bring your child to Hilltop Dental Studio, we want you to feel confident that their smile is in the best possible care. We also encourage you to ask us about our family scheduling options so that your entire family can receive dental checkups in one convenient time slot.
We advise parents to bring their child in for their first dental checkup shortly after their first tooth emerges. This is usually sometime between the ages of six months and one year. Tooth decay can occur as soon as the first tooth is present, and it is very important to keep a sharp eye out for this condition. By making a dental visit early on, your child will become more familiar with dentistry, and they will feel more comfortable about having their teeth cleaned. From there, your child should receive regular visits every six months. These appointments will allow us to thoroughly clean your child’s teeth and check for any issues.
As your child grows, it is essential that they maintain proper oral hygiene. This is true even when their baby teeth are still present. You should instruct your child to brush their teeth at least twice per day and to floss once per day. Our experts will also take the time to show your child proper techniques for brushing and flossing. This will allow them to become more independent with their oral care practices. You should also make sure that they are brushing and flossing correctly to keep their teeth clean and free of buildups.
There are many types of preventive treatments that can be provided for your child during their younger years. Many children and teens receive dental sealants as a way of preventing damage caused by cavities and harmful oral bacteria. Sealants are also great for younger patients who are still developing proper oral hygiene habits since they make the teeth easier to clean. A child who loses a baby tooth at an early age may benefit from dental spacers. These are used to keep the existing teeth in place and prevent them from shifting position after a tooth has been lost. Additionally, many children and teens receive supplemental fluoride applications. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth and reverse the effects of tooth decay. The substance can be particularly beneficial for children as their teeth continue to grow and develop.
The gentle and knowledgeable team at Hilltop Dental Studio is ready to help your child experience a lifetime of great oral health. You may call us at (540) 898-8181 to schedule an appointment.