Your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart, believes in providing quality children’s dentistry. Dr. Stewart understands the importance of protecting little smiles and educating our children on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In some cases, a child’s teeth may be especially susceptible to tooth decay. This is why Dr. Stewart provides fluoride treatments. In today’s blog, Dr. Stewart explains how fluoride treatments can strengthen your child’s teeth and protect their smile from cavities.
Your First Visit
Is this your child’s first visit to the dentist? During the initial visit, Dr. Stewart will rarely offer treatment. The first visit allows your child to be accustomed to the dentist’s office, and help ease any dental anxiety. Dr. Stewart will check to ensure your child’s teeth are coming in correctly and that they are meeting their dental milestones. If he discovers your child’s enamel is weak or that their teeth are vulnerable to decay, he may recommend a fluoride treatment.
Checkups and Cleanings
The first visit typically takes place at the age of one, or after the first baby tooth erupts. After this, depending on Dr. Stewart’s recommendation, you should begin bringing your child in every six months for a checkup. A checkup allows Dr. Stewart to watch for the warning signs of tooth decay and prescribe the appropriate treatment before the problem progresses any further.
The Importance of Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride protects tooth enamel by attracting other minerals, which shores up your enamel’s defenses against decay. Across America, children are exposed to fluoride through our drinking water, which safeguards their teeth against decay. Some children may require additional fluoride supplements to ensure healthy teeth free of cavities. In those cases, Dr. Stewart can apply fluoride in a simple, safe process that takes only seconds.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livonia Children’s Dentist
Do you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s dental health? Are you interested in strengthening their smiles with our innovative fluoride treatments? Then talk to your Livonia children’s dentist, Dr. Stewart, today! We provide general, restorative, and children’s dentistry for the entire family! Contact our 48154 dentist office. Schedule a visit by calling (734) 425-4400. We serve patients from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding areas.