3 Ways To Protect Growing Grins

protectkidsTaking one look at your little one’s smile can make you weak in the knees for two very significant reasons. First, you have never seen anything quite so cute. Second, you have never felt such a strong need to protect anything in your life. We understand that you strive to seek out every way possible to protect that growing smile, which is why we offer a variety of children’s dentistry suggestions to keep your child’s smile healthy and just as beautiful in many years as it looks today.

#1: Protect Smiles From Plaque

The basis of children’s dentistry is ensuring we keep your child’s smile free of plaque and its harmful effects. Plaque is the number one cause of problems like cavities and gum disease. Fortunately, with effective protection, these problems are avoidable. Keep little smiles free of plaque by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, agreeing to dental sealants, and visiting us once every six months for cleanings and checkups.

#2: Protect Smiles From Injury

Is your child participating in sports? Even if they aren’t considered high-impact athletics, it’s a good idea to speak with us about mouthguards. Protecting your child’s smile with a mouthguard is a very simple way to prevent serious injuries such as broken teeth, serious abrasions, and even dislodged teeth.

#3: Protect Smiles From Tooth Loss

Even young teeth are susceptible to the aforementioned oral diseases (tooth decay and gum disease). Rather than allowing the problem to flourish, we encourage you to schedule a children’s dentistry restorative treatment the moment we suggest it. By nipping a problem like a cavity or gingivitis in the bud, you can avoid serious complications that may lead to infection and eventual severe damage or tooth loss.

ABOUT YOUR SANTA CLARITA VALLEY, CA, DENTIST:

At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our Santa Clarita Valley, CA office today at (661) 251-0480. We proudly serve residents of Canyon Country and Santa Clarita Valley, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.