Here at Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to keeping your child’s teeth strong, healthy, and as cavity-free as possible from baby teeth all the way up to adult teeth and beyond. To do that, we offer vital guidance and recommendations when it comes to nutrition and oral hygiene at home, both of which are essential to cavity prevention. Of course, you should also schedule a twice-yearly visit for your child with our pediatric dentist for a complete exam, x-rays, and a teeth cleaning. Any cavities that are detected can be filled promptly before they have an opportunity to grow larger and increase the risk for further problems. A teeth cleaning eradicates any remaining plaque and tartar, the key culprits in the formation of cavities. And as an extra layer of protections, we may suggest our Sugarland fluoride treatment.
Fluoride plays an important role in stopping the formation of cavities caused by the effect of plaque and tartar on your child’s tooth enamel. It’s included in most toothpastes, and has been added to water supplies for many years. Of course, nowadays many people rely more heavily on bottled water, which has decreased the amount of fluoride that children receive on a regular basis. Fluoride is perfectly natural, and is found naturally in foods like meat, eggs, fish, and even tea. It’s also present, although in small amounts, in water. Our Sugarland fluoride treatment is designed to give your child the maximum benefit of this highly effective substance.
Not every child will need this to be done, but many will and here are some of the reasons why: the inevitable results of habits like eating a lot of sugary foods, and drinking things loaded with sugar (even juices, despite their reputation as healthy beverages) is that the chances of developing cavities increases significantly. Other risk factors that may make your child a good candidate for our Sugarland fluoride treatment include inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions, treatments, or medications; deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth; exposed roots; poor or simply insufficient oral hygiene; and a recent history of cavities.
Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
4907 Sandhill Drive, Suite E
Sugarland, TX 77479