Children’s Dentist in Chesapeake
A lifetime of healthy teeth begins with good dental habits. Give your child a solid foundation by bringing them for thorough exam and cleaning twice each year. Our children’s dental team in Chesapeake is trained and experienced in offering superior oral health care for your child.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has found that your child should visit the dentist within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by his or her first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the initial stages of tooth decay. Early detection is also essential to maintaining good oral health.
During each visit to our pediatric dental office in Chesapeake, we will gently clean your child’s teeth and remove any plaque or calculus (tartar). We will carefully examine their mouth and teeth for any potential issues. Regular cleanings and exams can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S. We will teach you and your child how to properly brush and floss their teeth as they grow. We will discuss dental hygiene habits and healthy food choices. We will teach your child to be our partner in keeping their mouth and teeth healthy.
We may recommend treating your child’s teeth with fluoride. This mineral can strengthen tooth enamel, making teeth more resistant to decay. Fluoride may be applied in office or used in certain toothpastes and mouth rinses.
In some cases, we recommend the use of dental sealants. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Numerous studies have found sealants to be highly effective in preventing certain types of tooth decay.
Help your child have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Contact Tidal Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and request a dental exam and cleaning for your child.