Your children’s oral health is important to us, and good oral hygiene is an important part of keeping them healthy. Southern Dental in Houston not only treats tooth decay in children, but also tries to educate parents, as well as children, about the good habits that keep teeth strong and prevent dental disease.
Oral hygiene has a significant influence on the formation of cavities. Teeth that are not cleaned regularly and properly may experience a weakening of the enamel and become more susceptible to decay. What’s more, studies have shown a link between good oral health and improved school performance and better social relationships.
Southern Dental in Houston not only treats tooth decay in children, but also tries to educate parents, as well as children, about the good habits that keep teeth strong and prevent dental disease.
The dentists at Southern Dental also pay particular attention to maintaining your child’s baby teeth, until they are naturally lost. This is due to the importance these primary teeth serve in permitting children to chew properly and therefore maintain good nutrition, as well as their role in speech development and in the maintenance of space for the eventual eruption of the permanent teeth.
Sealants are an economical way to prevent tooth decay in children. Posterior teeth are particularly susceptible to trapped food particles that cause decay. Southern Dental dentists and dental hygienists can apply a special clear, plastic coating on the chewing surfaces to seal and protect the these teeth.
Pediatric dentistry refers to the oral care given to children. Cavities and tooth decay are the main problems infants present because of their diet and because they need to learn good oral hygiene. Pediatric dentistry consists mostly on preventing further dental issues as well as educating children on what good oral hygiene is and creating those habits as they grow up.
Pediatric oral care tries to preserve the health of children’s teeth by scheduling regular check-ups in order to maintain the teeth clean and also catch any other dental issues as the child develops and the adult teeth come out. Your pediatric dentist will teach your child how to properly brush and floss teeth as well as provide parents with advice on diets and other factors that could affect the child’s oral health.
Dental sealants can be a treatment your pediatric dentist offers to keep your children’s teeth healthy and protected from bacteria and other factors that cause cavities and gingivitis.
At Southern Dental Associates, we are dedicated to improving and restoring your smile to a beautiful healthy condition. We are happy to provide you with the necessary information and discuss your options. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Come to Southern Dental for all your children’s dentistry needs.
We have nine convenient locations in the Houston area: Heights, Spring Branch, Pasadena, Palm Center, Sugar Land, Willowbrook, Deerbrook, Katy and Baybrook. Find a location near you then call us to schedule an appointment today!