Healthy teeth rely on strong tooth enamel to both prevent tooth decay and provide them with the strength to safely break down food. Brushing your child’s teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste as well as remembering to floss once per day helps remove the bacterial deposits which can demineralize tooth enamel and lead to problems with gum disease.
Your child should have a dental checkup administered twice each year by a pediatric dentist like Dr. Rawaha Memon. Each of these appointments will effectively clean your child’s teeth while monitoring their mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease and oral cancer.
If a problem is found he will help you understand the necessary treatment or preventive measures your child may need. Signs of tooth enamel demineralization might be addressed by having him administer a fluoride treatment.
The process calls for him to pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that will need to be held in the mouth for a few minutes. The concentrated fluoride will saturate the microscopic pores on the tooth enamel to help restore the mineral density.
If you live in Irving, Texas, and you are concerned about the strength of your child’s teeth, please call 972-957-3577 to schedule a dental checkup and fluoride treatment at Pacific Hearts Dentistry.