Why Preventative Dental Services?
Dr. Block DDS knows that children with healthy mouths have better overall health. Poor oral conditions can interfere with eating, adequate nutritional intake, speaking, self-esteem, and daily activities. Severe decay can affect growth and development. Following is a list of the most basic of dental services and procedures that children need to do
- Brushing and flossing
- Protection against injuries
- Regular dental check-ups
- Assessing developing cavities
- Evaluating oral growth
- Oral health education
- Management of oral habits
- Guidance of erupting teeth
When Should Preventive Dentistry Start?
Preventive dentistry begins with the first tooth. Daily cleaning of the teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth begins to show. Visit your family dentist when the the first tooth begins to show or no later than 12 months of age to establish a preventative dental home. Early dental visits are the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. The earlier you visit Dr. Block the better the chance of preventing dental disease while helping your child build a cavity-free smile.
Working With Dr. Block DDS Family Dental Clinic
Dr. James Block DDS dental clinic is a family dental clinic. Dr Block believes that preventive dental services starts with children, in addition to regular dental visits, requires parental involvement with daily oral care at home.
Dr. Block Understands that children with dental pain may be unable to concentrate in school. A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children and young adults confidence in their appearance. Finally, preventive dentistry can result in less extensive — and less expensive — treatment for your children.
What Role Do Parents Play in Prevention?
After completing a thorough oral examination and assessing your child’s risk for developing cavities, your Dr. Block will design a personalized preventive program of home care for your child.
This program will include brushing and flossing instructions, diet counseling and, if necessary, fluoride recommendations. By following these directions, you can help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
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