Dental Health

Creating a Dental Health Routine

Routines can play an important role in helping us develop healthy habits - and that goes for dental health, too. Dental health affects overall health, so creating a healthy dental routine is important. Creating routines for children to follow as they grow is also key to learning good habits.

Aside from brushing and flossing regularly, seeing your dentist for preventive dental procedures helps create a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Common dental procedures for children are:

  • Sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays

Sealants are applied to children’s first and second permanent molars to help act as a barrier against plaque and acids. Fluoride treatments are applied as a foam or gel to help prevent tooth decay. Regular cleanings, x-rays and exams help children and adults keep their mouths healthy.

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