Starting Kids On Their Regular Dental Checkups

While their initial appointment can focus on making them feel comfortable in a new environment, your child can begin receiving routine dental care at a young age. By the age of three, kids can start to enjoy the care provided during routine dental exams. Your McKinney, TX dentist can work with children to ensure that their teeth are healthy, and that their oral structures are developing normally. Like patients of all ages, kids should take care to avoid problems like tooth decay. During routine care, your dentist can help them avoid cavities by providing instruction on how to properly brush and floss. They can also receive extra help in the form of fluoride treatments, and the placement of dental sealants.

Developing Smiles Deserve Close Attention

Everyone should enjoy quality smile care, no matter their age. With that said, children can face a few oral health concerns that are not something that would worry adult patients. For instance, a child’s oral structures are still developing, so your dentist can make sure everything is developing normally. Kids are also vulnerable due to their lack of practice or understanding of proper brushing and flossing. Your dentist can take time out of routine care to help younger children learn how to do these practices properly.

Using Fluoride Treatments And Dental Sealants To Offer Extra Cavity Support

A little extra oral health support can help kids remain cavity-free into their adult years. Fluoride treatments can encourage their enamel to stay in good condition, and recover from decay before cavities form. Dental sealants offer protection against accumulating food debris and plaque. The placement of sealants can be especially beneficial for molars and premolars, which can be harder to protect.

Illume Dental Can Help Your Child Maintain A Healthy Smile

At Illume Dental, patients of all ages can look forward to dedicated smile care during every exam. For our young patients, time and attention are paid to their growth, and their understanding of why their oral health matters. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen for yourself or a family member, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255. We proudly welcome families from McKinney, TX, as well as Allen, Plano, Frisco, and all surrounding communities.