We Care About Kids!
Dr. Salmons endeavors to make children of all ages feel relaxed and enjoy their treatment, so
bring your whole family! You can be confident that your child will receive the most up-to-date
advancements in children’s dentistry, conveyed with caring, thoughtfulness, and empathy. We
encourage correct dental care routines for children and relish coaching them how to preserve
healthy teeth for a lifetime. We look forward to meeting them for their initial dental visit
and watching them grow year after year.
One of our primary objectives is to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up
without a dread of the dental office. According to our many ecstatic parents, we are accomplishing
just that! Our office is a fun and cheerful place that children love to visit. Whether you have an
energetic six-year-old or a timid three-year-old, we are here to assist you.
Good Habits Can Produce a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth
Encouraging proper habits early, in an atmosphere that’s relaxed and fun, creates an important
foundation for a lifetime of strong oral health. Children’s teeth can be prone to cavities at a
young age for many reasons. For example, children are not proficient at brushing well on their own.
Because of this, it is essential for parents to be part of their child’s daily dental routine. This
assists with both thorough cleaning and the development of correct dental habits. Little kids like
to eat more frequently during the day (grazing). This causes a more extended exposure to acid (every
time you eat you produce acid), which may trigger more cavities.
A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will cause continuous acid production. This acid often
increases the development of cavities. The good news is that spotting poor dietary and hygiene habits
early, along with using a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can radically reduce the chances
of your child incurring a cavity.
Preventing Child Tooth Decay – the Easy Way!
Reaching into the depths of our mouths to brush the backs of our teeth is challenging even for adults.
No matter how we try, accomplishing the proper angle is difficult. This is even more true for kids where
their dexterity isn’t yet fully developed. This allows bacteria and acid to remain and trigger plaque
formation, which will lead to decay. And once a tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will
require a filling or a crown.
The use of dental sealants helps counterbalance a child’s struggle to brush properly, shielding their
teeth from damage. The procedure is harmless, painless, and takes just a few minutes to accomplish. After
the teeth are cleansed and sterilized, a light coat of a white or clear plastic sealant is brushed on the
tooth. Then a curing light is focused on the sealant to bond it into place. This process needs no shots,
drills, or the elimination of any tooth structure. Employing dental sealants is one of the best pre-emptive
actions both children and adolescents can have done to preserve their natural teeth!
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Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today
at (712) 239-5900 to schedule a visit for everyone.