As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We provide preventative dental services in the Las Vegas area to help prevent cavities in your child’s teeth and keep them healthy.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and a great way to prevent cavities in teeth. Fluoride treatments can help prevent tooth decay and cavities, and they can be administered two to four times per year. Your child can start getting fluoride treatments as soon as their first tooth appears.
Have your child’s teeth professionally cleaned by a dental hygienist at Children’s Dentistry. This is an important part of keeping a bright smile, and a good way to check for problems like plaque, tartar, or cavities.
The hygienist will then clean your child’s teeth using a motorized brush with toothpaste. As part of preventative dental services in Las Vegas, we will often take X-rays of their teeth to make sure that there are no underlying issues.
Dental sealants are used to prevent tooth decay once children start getting their permanent adult teeth. Teeth have small pits and fissures where food can get caught and lead to tooth decay. Dental sealants are used to fill in those gaps to keep out food and plaque. This preventive dental service is an excellent way to stop cavities before they have a chance to start.
Applying dental sealants is simple and painless. First, a dental hygienist will clean their teeth. Then, they will apply an acid etch, apply bonding, and finally apply the sealant to the teeth. The result is a tooth that has a sort of plastic seal over it. Over the course of a few months, the seal will fade, but the sealant will continue to help prevent cavities in your child’s teeth.