Preserving the health of your child’s primary teeth weighs heavily in their overall quality of life. Cavities can cause significant discomfort and tooth loss. If a primary tooth is lost prematurely it can increase their chances of having alignment issues with their permanent teeth.
You should encourage your child to brush their teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to help clear away bacterial deposits from the faces of their teeth. You should also remind them to floss between each of their teeth and along the gumline once per day to free food particles and plaque before it can affect the health of their gums.
Your child should also have a dental exam performed every six months by a dentist like [Dr. William D. Steinhauer. Each of these simple appointments will help clean their teeth while also monitoring their oral development.
If you don’t have access to fluoridated water at home, or your child’s tooth enamel show signs of demineralization, our dentist might recommend prescription fluoride supplements. Small children often prefer ingestible fluoride supplements, while older children might like specially formulated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.
Using them as directed will help your child to maintain strong teeth in between their regularly scheduled dental exams.
If you live in the area surrounding San Antonio, Texas, and you have a concern about the health of your child’s teeth, you should call 210-432-1510 to set up a dental exam at Dentistry for Children.