At Bishop Arts Kids, our preventive treatments are designed to ensure kids' smiles are healthy from the start! We are proud to deliver a complete selection of preventive kids' dentistry services.
Our team is uniquely qualified to deliver gentle, safe, and effective preventive care at every visit. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends young patients receive preventive dental care every six months to keep their oral health in top condition, and we agree!
Our empathetic team is dedicated to cultivating positive experiences for every young patient. We encourage both kids and parents to ask questions and are always ready to address any concerns or anxieties your child may have! Using easy-to-understand tips and dental education, we'll empower your child to maintain effective oral hygiene habits for a lifetime.
If your child does experience dental anxiety, ask us about our safe sedation dentistry options that are designed to keep little ones at ease throughout their appointment.
What To Expect During Your Child’s Preventive Dentist Appointment
When your child arrives for a regular preventive teeth-cleaning, our pediatric dental team will provide an ultra-thorough examination of their teeth and gums. If we detect any signs of gum disease or tooth decay, we will alert you right away and take time to discuss your options for treatment.
At each preventive appointment, we will monitor any changes and developments within your child's mouth, as well as their overall oral health status. Using our high-tech digital x-ray technology, our dentist will take a comprehensive look at your child's teeth and gums and create a treatment plan based on their unique needs.
After a complete examination of your little one's teeth and gums, our team will gently and thoroughly clean the teeth, then apply a simple brush-on mineral application designed to strengthen their smile. We'll answer any questions you may have, and make sure you have all the tools you need to keep their smile healthy at home.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Our team helps prevent cavities in children by providing safe dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments. The mineral treatment is quickly applied to the child's teeth to protect the outer enamel of the tooth and provide further protection from tooth decay. Our doctors will typically recommend both teeth-strengthening preventive mineral applications and dental sealants to provide comprehensive smile protection for your child.
Protective Pediatric Dental Sealants
At your child's preventive appointment, we may recommend the application of a dental sealant. Sealants are thin coats of plastic that are applied to the child's premolars, molars, and back teeth. They are designed to protect the deep grooves and depressions within the rear molars that are prone to collecting food particles and dangerous bacteria. Debris caught in the rear molars has been found to be responsible for 88% of cavities in America's school-aged children!
Each pediatric dental sealant is designed to last several years. At your child's regular preventive appointments, our team will monitor their sealant to ensure it stays intact and continues to provide superior smile protection.
Cavity Prevention for Kids
Wondering how you can help your child keep cavities at bay? In most cases, kids' cavities are caused by improper oral hygiene habits and diets high in sugar. Parents can help their little ones prevent oral disease and decay by encouraging proper toothbrushing habits and limiting sugar intake. Teaching kids how to properly brush their teeth can have a major impact on their oral health for years to come!
Our top kids' cavity prevention tips include:
- Limit the frequency of sugary snacks
- Encourage brushing, flossing, and rinsing
- Avoid sticky foods
- Encourage your child to choose low-sugar, nutritious snacks
Schedule Your Next Preventive Kids' Dentistry Appointment
Has it been a while since your child's last preventive dental checkup? The team at Bishop Arts Kids is here to provide all the services you'll need, including preventive care designed to keep your child's smile healthy for years to come! Call our office today to schedule your child's preventive checkup and dental cleaning.
Remember, Bishop Arts Kids accepts Medicaid - including Medicaid coverage for foster children! We're always happy to help if you have questions about financing or scheduling an appointment for the children under your care. Just give us a call!