From an early age, we are taught to take good care of our teeth, gums, and mouth. This can often 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 critical.
Your child will learn from our infant dentist in Bangor that proper dental care and hygiene can easily prevent future problems, such as cavities, gum disease, or tooth decay. At Bangor Children’s Dentistry, we are dedicated to creating beautiful, long-lasting smiles, especially for the little ones.
In a fun, lighthearted environment, our team of pediatric dentists will establish oral health habits with your child that will last a lifetime. We believe in a preventative approach for oral hygiene by creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy smiles for young patients. Teeth, whether natural or with restorations, survive and thrive in a clean, hygienic oral environment.
Our preventative program is designed to prevent new cavities, preserve restored teeth, and manage periodontal disease. This includes brushing teeth twice a day in a circular, angled motion with a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing every night, eating a balanced diet, and using antiseptic fluoride rinses.
Avoiding sticky, sugary foods can be difficult for our young, sweet-toothed patients, but the combination of all these practices are the best defense against tooth decay. A study showed that tongue and tooth brushing, along with flossing, significantly decreased gum tissue swelling and reduced bad breath in two weeks.
We offer dental sealants, plastic coatings that protect the back teeth’ chewing surface from decay and cavities. Food and germs can get stuck in pits and grooves in the teeth. These sealants fill in the tracks, protecting the teeth from the child’s inevitable consumption of those sticky, sugary foods. Children can get them from their dentist once their permanent molars come in before decay attacks the teeth.
Sealants, daily brushing, 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 your daily routine is as a child. We are precisely the pediatric and infant dentist in Bangor, where your child’s good oral hygiene should begin. Contact us for an appointment today.