Pediatric dental hygiene makes a big difference in keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. At the office of our Valencia pediatric dentist, Alexander Villar, you can count on the essential guidance and recommendations to make certain that your child is doing what is necessary to effectively promote his or her own oral well-being.
The entire purpose of pediatric dental hygiene is to halt the negative impact of dental plaque. This invisible but hazardous film-like bacteria erodes tooth enamel and irritates and reddens gums. The consumption of sugar and starch foods fuel the formation of plaque, putting your child’s teeth and gums at greater risk. Plaque forms during sleep, so it is vital to have your child brush her or his teeth upon waking. Doing so again at bedtime means washing away sugars and starches that could make further plaque development worse. And flossing before bed gets out those food particles that a toothbrush cannot reach. High quality dental rinses are useful, too. Plaque that avoids at-home oral hygiene efforts hardens into tartar. In order to remove it, a teeth cleaning by our Valencia pediatric dentist is required. Having one every six months makes it much easier to keep cavities to a minimum, and to reverse the effects of early stage gum disease so that your child will not suffer inflammation, infection, and other consequences of the advanced stage of gum disease. Working together with you and your child, our Valencia pediatric dentist develops a plan for dental hygiene that is unique to his or her individual needs and preferences.
With your busy schedule, we urge you to contact our office right now, while it’s on your mind. Let us arrange the most convenient time for you to bring your child in for her or his six month dental exam and cleaning, as a crucial component of an overall strategy for dental hygiene and health.