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How a Pediatric Dentist Protects Your Child From Cavities August 22, 2017

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
How a Pediatric Dentist Protects Your Child From Cavities, Anchorage, Alaska

As a parent, you want to protect your children from the challenges and consequences of dental decay. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular appointments with your pediatric dentist. At Discovery Dental, offering reliable care to kids throughout the Eagle River, AK area, they take steps to guard against cavities in all patients.

The following are just some of the ways they can safeguard your child’s pearly whites:

  • Pediatric DentistCleaning Teeth: Dental decay occurs when sugar accumulates on teeth and turns into plaque. This attracts bacteria, which eat away at dental tissue. While brushing and flossing can limit the risk of decay, professional teeth cleanings are still essential. A pediatric dentist can utilize advanced tools and techniques to provide a more thorough cleaning.
  • Giving Advice: Practicing basic dental hygiene isn’t the only way a child can protect their teeth from decay. Everything from avoiding sweet beverages to using the right toothpaste can have a significant impact on the state of their smiles. By scheduling regular visits with your pediatric dentist, both you and your child will get an opportunity to receive expert advice on these topics.
  • Identifying Problems: For a number of reasons, some children are more vulnerable to dental decay than others. Because you can’t identify all potential risk factors on your own, it’s important to seek professional treatment. A dentist knows how to identify minor issues before they develop into major problems.
  • Encouraging Good Habits: Children aren’t always enthusiastic about dental hygiene and oral care, which is why it helps when these points are reinforced on a regular basis. As a parent, you can do your part to encourage good dental habits, but you also know that kids may tune out your advice as they grow. By visiting a pediatric dentist, they’ll receive a periodic reminder of why proper hygiene is important.

To keep your kids’ mouths safe from cavities, schedule an appointment at Discovery Dental, treating patients in the Eagle River, AK, region. Contact the office online for more information, or call (907) 622-5437 to speak with a friendly staff member.

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