Importance of a good and positive dental experience
Dr. Luckman feels that from a young age, patients who enjoy going to the dentist will continue to practice good dental hygiene and preventative care into adulthood.
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Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. Studies show when fluoride is applied in children under 6 years of age, it becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults. We recommend children have fluoride applications every 6 months with dental check-ups.
Tooth decay damages teeth permanently, but dental sealants can last for 5-10 years and protect your most vulnerable teeth from cavities. The process is quick and painless, and you could be in and out in under 30 minutes. The dental sealants are nearly invisible, and will only be spotted upon very close inspections.
Orthodontic Palatal Expanders
A retainers used as guidance to aid in proper growth while children are in transition from baby teeth to adult teeth.
Dental Health Education
Patient education is absolutely essential for your over all health. There are many resources that can help you educate yourself about possible issues relating to oral health. The web has a wealth of information from tips to information to advice on how to keep your teeth healthy and clean.
According to the American Dental Association you should brush your teeth 2-3 times daily for at least 2-3 minutes. Follow this up with flossing and mouth wash then visit your dentist every 6 months. Using these simple steps you will avoid most oral health problems. However, it never hurts to be aware of what is out there, and to look for tips from experts on the best methods for advancing your oral hygiene.
Here are some websites that may be useful
AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION