If you are the parent of a young child you have probably been wondering what can be done to protect them from getting cavities. There are reasons why children are more prone to cavities, and there are special things our dentist and you can do to help keep them from getting cavities. If you would like our dentist near Wayne NJ to provide your child with a comprehensive dental exam, contact us at Wayne Dental Care.
At Wayne Dental Care our expert and highly-trained dentist near Wayne NJ is Dr. Ross Lesser. Dr. Lesser provides dental care for all members of the family. He provides not only great dental care, but works very hard to provide a stress-free environment for all of his patients. Children are more prone to cavities for several reasons. First of all, children are not particularly good at keeping their teeth well brushed. It is especially hard for children to reach their back teeth, which makes these teeth more cavity prone. Children’s teeth can also have grooves which provide great places for tartar, plaque and bacteria to gather. When these materials mix with carbs from sugary foods and saliva, you have the perfect situation for tooth decay to develop. Most kids love to eat foods that are high in sweets, and to drink sugary drinks — so be sure they carefully brush after eating.
There are several things that Dr. Lesser can do to help keep your children at reduced risk for cavities. Dental sealants are very effective in keeping cavities from developing on the back molars of children. The sealant material is applied to the flat part of the back molars and allowed to dry in place. This procedure takes only a short amount of time. The sealants in effect seals the teeth, and keeps all cavity-making materials from having direct contact with them. Sealants can last for up to ten years. Our dentist near Wayne NJ can also provide your child with a fluoride treatment which will greatly strengthen all of their teeth, and help keep the tooth enamel strong. Our dentist will also be happy to give you many tips as to what you, as parents, can to do to help keep your child’s mouth healthy. One tip is to put your child to bed with only a bottle of water, not juice or other drinks. If you would like your child to be seen by our dentist, contact us for an appointment.