Studies show that children and teens lose an estimated 51 million school hours each year to dental problems. For this reason, it is important to be proactive about your maintaining your child’s oral health. By placing an emphasis on preventive care, you can help to keep your child’s teeth healthy and strong. At the office of Parvathi Pokala DDS & Associates, our San Diego pediatric dentist provides state-of-the-art approaches to help children maintain healthy and beautiful smiles.
Although cavities can occur at any age, due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially susceptible. At the office of Parvathi Pokala DDS & Associates, our goal is to help children establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of oral health. As your San Diego pediatric dentist, we provide engaging and information instruction in oral hygiene techniques, the importance of a nutritious diet, as well guidance on which harmful oral habits to avoid.
As part of every checkup visit, we perform a thorough dental cleaning and comprehensive examination of the teeth, gums and their supporting structures. For an added level of protection against tooth decay, we recommend fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that is applied to the surfaces of teeth to accelerate the remineralization of tooth enamel. As your pediatric dentist, we also offer dental sealants, which are proven to reduce the risk of cavities in your child’s molars by 80%. The back teeth are responsible for grinding and chewing most of your food, and can be difficult to clean, making them a favorite spot for bacteria and food particles to hide out. Dental sealants are protective coatings, painted on the biting surfaces of your child’s permanent molars, to prevent plaque and food debris from accumulating in the crevices.
At the office of Parvathi Pokala DDS & Associates, we set your child on the right path towards achieving a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. Your San Diego pediatric dentist and office team make each checkup visit a positive and rewarding experience. To learn more, give us a call today.