Proper oral hygiene has always been very important, this includes daily brushing of the teeth and gums and frequent dental check-ups. Good oral hygiene is also really important for the overall health and well-being of children. Poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay and periodontitis gum disease, leading even to tooth loss. Good oral hygiene among children, on the other hand, is necessary for proper speech and nutrition and also considerably improves self-esteem. Simply Teeth Essex is proud to offer safe and quality dental care for children in Ilford.
Here at Simply Teeth, we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, we urge our patients to bring their children for regular check-ups and cleanings in our Ilford practice. Rather than fixing things when they are broken, we stop them breaking by taking preventive action. The dentist examines your child’s teeth thoroughly in order to have a better understanding of their dental needs. Although baby teeth are eventually replaced with permanent teeth. Healthy baby teeth are still essential to a child’s overall health and development.
Quality dental care for children in Ilford
Simply Teeth offer a number of preventive treatments for children including fluoride applications and fissure sealants. These treatments prevent tooth decay and help your child’s teeth remain strong and healthy for longer.
Fluoride treatment is one of the most effective ways of preventing tooth decay in children. Fluoride is a natural mineral found in tap water and tooth paste. In very small quantities, is beneficial for the health of our teeth. Professional fluoride treatments administered by our Ilford dentist are both safe and effective. Fluoride treatments act as a shield for the tooth enamel. Studies also show that fluoride can even reverse early dental decay in some cases.
Fissure sealants, on the other hand, are a safe and totally painless way of protecting your child’s teeth from decay. The sealant is a protective plastic layer, your dentist applies it directly on the biting surfaces (fissures) of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from entering your children’s teeth and causing decay.
Whereas fluoride treatment lasts three to four months, fissure sealants can last for many years. Although the sealants still require regular check-ups to ensure they are still intact.