The value of “kid-friendly” dentistry, your child deserves the best start possible!
While we acknowledge that genetics play a role in the development of certain conditions, such as aggressive periodontitis, healthy and beautiful smiles are generally made – not born. Even those individuals who are blessed to come from families with so-called “good teeth” must visit Favero Family Dental in Denton, Texas, at least once every six months for check-ups. These routine check-ups include exams by our dentists, Dr. K Favero and Dr. Blake Favero, and professional teeth cleanings conducted by our registered dental hygienists.
The value of a “kid-friendly” dentist
Additionally, these visits should start young, younger than you may think! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the first visit be scheduled as soon as you notice a tooth peeking through your little one’s mouth. Due to the natural developmental process, infants should be examined by a dentist like Dr. K or Dr. Blake no later than their first year. We can ensure that there are no developmental delays or concerns sooner rather than later when we can intervene with potential problems and prevent them from becoming worse. As children grow, they will get into the same pattern as our adult patients – with check-ups scheduled at least two times per calendar year.
The earliest visits are about equipping parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need to effectively and safely clean little mouths. It is essential to clean the gums and emerging baby teeth. Baby or “milk” teeth play a significant role in oral development, eventually guiding your child’s permanent teeth into their proper, healthy positions. As your child ages and motor skills are refined, we will work closely with them to instill good behaviors and habits. We also advise on everything from the right amount of fluoride toothpaste to use and the best toothbrushes for small mouths to alternatives to “standard” floss for little mouths and dentist-approved treats.
Regular visits also provide ample opportunity to discuss additional, complementary services, which are only available at your trusted kid-friendly dental practice! These preventative services include fluoride supplements. A naturally-occurring mineral, fluoride may be used to keep the enamel strong or to aid in remineralization. It may be applied in a variety of different ways, including as a varnish, rinse, or foam.
Dental sealants may also be applied to the back teeth quickly, affordably, and non-invasively during regular check-ups. These coverings “seal out” bacteria and other substances, which tend to get caught in the grooved surfaces of the back teeth. Permanent molars are highly decay-prone and account for nine out of every ten cavities.
With these and other services, your child can avoid the pain and trauma associated with damaging oral conditions. You also avoid the cost of treatments designed to treat and restore the health of damaged teeth. We know you want to give your child the best start, and we are here to help! Call (940) 566-2847 to schedule an appointment at the Denton, TX, office of Favero Family Dental today.