There are two components to caring for your child’s teeth: professional care at the dental office and preventive care at home. Our dentists and team at Adaptive Dental Associates are here to serve as resources so that you can learn the best ways to care for your child’s oral health and smile. If you have any questions about caring for your child’s teeth, we encourage you to contact us at 908-847-4498. Dr. Joseph Maggio and associates will be happy to provide you with additional information and help you schedule an appointment for your child at our friendly dental office in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Professional Dental Care
During a routine dental visit, the dentist will examine your child’s teeth for signs of early decay, monitor orthodontic concerns, track jaw and tooth development, and address the questions and concerns of parents. The teeth will also be professionally cleaned, and additional treatments such as fluoride or dental sealants are provided if needed. The dentist and hygienist may also demonstrate the best brushing and flossing techniques, provide advice on dietary issues, and provide strategies to help break habits such as thumb and pacifier sucking. Most importantly, the dentist will communicate with your child on his or her level so that they feel comfortable and develop positive associations with the dental office.
Dental Home Care
There are many aspects of dental home care to consider when you are taking care of your child’s teeth, including:
- Oral habits general oral hygiene
- Sippy cup use
We encourage you to do everything you can to care for your child’s teeth and help them learn the good oral habits that lead to a lifetime of smiles. Remember, our dentists and team at Adaptive Dental Associates are here to help you, and we will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with further information and resources.
If you have any questions about caring for your child’s teeth, please contact our office today.