Preventive Dentistry

Provided By Pediatric Dental Specialists in Edmonton

Preventive dentistry is a crucial aspect of maintaining optimal oral health for children. It focuses on proactive measures to prevent dental problems and maintain healthy teeth and gums. In our dental practice, we offer several preventive dentistry services that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of your child.

Dental Exams

Regular dental examinations are an essential component of preventive dentistry. During these comprehensive oral exams, our pediatric dentists will thoroughly evaluate your child’s oral health. They will examine the teeth, gums, and other oral tissues to identify any potential issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or developmental abnormalities. These exams help us detect problems at their early stages when they are easier to treat. Based on the findings, we will develop personalized treatment plans to address any dental concerns and maintain your child’s oral health.

Dental Cleanings

Professional dental cleanings are crucial for removing plaque, tartar, and stains from your child’s teeth. Even with regular brushing and flossing, some areas of the mouth can be difficult to clean effectively. Our skilled dental hygienists will use specialized tools to remove built-up plaque and tartar, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if left untreated. Dental cleanings also involve polishing the teeth to remove surface stains and leave them looking clean and bright.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These teeth often have deep grooves and fissures that can trap food particles and bacteria, making them prone to cavities. The sealants act as a barrier, preventing food and bacteria from settling in these grooves and reducing the risk of tooth decay. Applying dental sealants is a painless and non-invasive procedure that provides long-lasting protection for your child’s teeth.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel and protects against tooth decay. During fluoride treatments, a concentrated fluoride solution is applied topically to your child’s teeth. The fluoride is absorbed into the enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and sugars. This helps prevent the formation of cavities and can even reverse the early stages of tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are safe, quick, and painless, providing an additional layer of protection for your child’s teeth.

In addition to these specific preventive services, our dental team will also provide guidance on oral hygiene practices, including proper brushing and flossing techniques. We will educate you and your child on the importance of a balanced diet and the impact of sugary foods and drinks on oral health. By combining regular dental exams, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments with a consistent oral hygiene routine, you can help your child maintain a healthy smile and minimize the need for extensive dental treatments in the future.

Overall, preventive dentistry is a proactive approach to oral health that focuses on early detection, intervention, and education. By investing in preventive measures, you are laying the foundation for your child’s long-term dental well-being and helping them establish lifelong habits that promote a healthy and beautiful smile.

Why Choose Pediatric Dentistry on 160?

Choosing our pediatric dental clinic means choosing a dental home where your child’s oral health is prioritized, and their smiles are nurtured with care. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference we can make in your child’s dental health!

Our Pediatric Dental Specialists

Our pediatric dental specialists are passionate about creating a positive and comfortable environment for your child’s dental visits. With their expertise and gentle approach, we aim to make each visit an enjoyable experience, setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Dr. Zahra Kurji

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Andrew Wong

Pediatric Dentist

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We proudly deliver all aspects of dental care to infants, children and teenagers, as well as those of all ages with special needs.