From an early age, we are taught to take good care of our teeth, gums, and mouth. Often this can feel like a chore, but when your diligence is rewarded with a beautiful, healthy smile, it’s easy to see why proper dental care is so important. Your child will learn from our pediatric dentist that proper dental care and hygiene can easily prevent future problems, such as cavities, gum disease, or tooth decay. Dental sealants, in particular, are especially helpful for our pediatric patients. Here at the Newport Beach dental office of J Foster Weems DDS, we are dedicated to creating beautiful, long-lasting smiles for our littles patients.
In an environment that is lighthearted and fun, our pediatric dentist will establish oral habits with your child that last a lifetime. Our dental care program is designed to prevent new cavities, preserve restored teeth, and manage periodontal disease. This includes brushing teeth twice a day, flossing every night, eating a balanced diet, and using antiseptic and fluoride rinses. Avoiding sticky, sugary foods can be difficult for our adolescent, sweet-toothed patients, but as our dentist will tell you and your child, the combination of all these practices is the best defense against tooth decay. Cavities, also referred to as tooth decay, are holes in the teeth. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States. They usually occur in the teeth of children and young adults, and are a common cause of tooth loss in young people. We also offer dental sealants for our pediatric patients at our Newport Beach dental office, which are plastic coatings that protect the chewing surface of a child’s back teeth from decay/cavities. Food and germs can get stuck in pits and grooves in the teeth. These sealants fill in the grooves, protecting the teeth from a child’s inevitable consumption of those sticky, sugary foods. Children can get them once their permanent molars come in, before decay attacks the teeth.
Imagine an entire new generation of patients who grow up not dreading the next dental visit. At the office of J Foster Weems DDS, we can aim to make that a reality. Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental checkups are the easiest and best way to protect your mouth, teeth, and gums from oral diseases. The earlier your child starts going to the dentist and practicing good oral hygiene, the sooner and better they will be smiling. We believe the best time to implement good dental habits and hygiene into part of your daily routine is as a child, and are exactly the Newport Beach dental office where your child’s good oral hygiene should begin.