Preventative Dental Services in Las Vegas

Preventative Dental Services in Las Vegas

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.

A pediatric dentist is talking to a child and her mother

Fluoride Treatments

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.

A pediatric dentist cleaning the teeth of a child

Dental Cleanings

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.

A pediatric dentist checking the teeth of a child

Dental Sealants

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.

FAQ Questions

What does preventative dental care mean?

Preventive dental care refers to dental habits, treatments, and practices that are meant to prevent dental issues rather than treat issues that already exist.

What are some examples of preventative dental care I can do at home?

Some of the most important aspects of preventive dental care at home include regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash usage. You should still take your child in for regular dental checkups.

How often should I visit the dentist?

As a general rule, a dentist appointment should be scheduled every six months. More frequent visits may be recommended if special issues or concerns are being experienced.

What specific treatments are involved in preventative dental care?

There are a number of treatments that fall into the category of preventative dental care, but a few of the most important to consider are regular fluoride treatments, the application of dental sealants, and routine dental cleanings.

What should I expect from a dental cleaning?

A routine dental cleaning will typically include an examination of the teeth and gums, in which the dentist will check for cavities and plaque buildup, a dental hygienist will professionally clean their teeth, and x-rays will be taken to look for any underlying issues.

Insurance & Medicaid

We proudly accept most forms of dental insurance and Medicaid to ensure that as many Las Vegas-area families as possible have access to quality preventative dental services.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

We have several convenient locations throughout the Las Vegas area, including North Las Vegas, Pahrump, and Paradise. Our staff speaks English and Spanish.

To schedule your appointment for preventative dental services in Las Vegas, contact us at (702) 425-1371.

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