At Tooth Docs we emphasize preventive care not only for adults but for kids as well. The mouth acts as a gateway for many systemic diseases, therefore it is never enough to emphasize more on the importance of preventive care.
Kids have oral issues just like adults, in fact they’re more prone to oral conditions because they like enjoy sugary delights.
Preventive procedures for kids mainly include :
What are pits and fissures ?
How do they create a problem ?
Deep pits and fissures act as an area for increasing bacterial contamination leading to cavities.
How can this be prevented ?
Supports the tooth enamel and prevents decalcification and cavities thereby promoting cavity free teeth.
Why is fluoride important ?
The mouth contains bacteria that feed on the sugars we eat. This produces an acid that has the potential to break down the outer layer of the tooth.
Fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel from the acid attack and prevents cavities.
Is Fluoride application Safe?
Only a small amount is used, and hardly any fluoride is swallowed. It hardens quickly and is usually brushed off after 4 to 12 hours.