What Every Parent Should Know About Their Child's Oral Health

Most parents know that teaching their child proper dental habits at an early age can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Professional care is important, too, and finding the right dentist can help parents navigate the tricky waters of dental health. 

At A Briter Smile, our Dr. Ali Khosrovani is a dedicated dental professional who makes your child’s oral care a top priority. Dr. Khosrovani strives to help keep your child’s smile bright and healthy for years to come.

Your child’s oral health 

Committing to the basics of good oral care is simple and an important part of properly caring for your teeth. Here’s what parents need to know about their child’s dental health. 

A kid-friendly dentist is your best bet

Addressing dental issues that affect infants, children, and teens are a bit different from adult dental care. We provide a comfortable, child-friendly environment that helps your child build a positive mindset about regular dental checkups. 

As soon as your baby celebrates their first birthday, bring them in for a visit with Dr. Khosrovani. Believe it or not, cavities can begin to form as soon as a child’s teeth start to erupt. We’ll get to know your child early on and educate both of you about dental care to give your child a headstart on a healthy smile.

Dental hygiene really does matter

Getting your child excited about brushing and flossing can be challenging. But Dr. Khosrovani’s goal is to help your child develop a positive feeling about dental care -- at home and at our office. 

Making brushing and flossing a habit at an early age is key because taking care of your child’s primary (baby) teeth is just as important as caring for their adult teeth. When baby teeth have tooth decay, the infection can spread under the gumline to the permanent teeth. 

Bringing your child in for their 6-month checkups allows us to find cavities that are just forming and treat them immediately. Professional cleanings remove any plaque buildup and harmful bacteria.

Sealants are great for preventing cavities

Dental sealants and regular fluoride treatments act as a first line of defense against cavities and tooth decay. A dental sealant is a liquid solution that hardens as Dr. Khosrovani places it over the top of your child’s teeth and in the crevices where cavities often form. 

Having sealants applied is painless and quick. This treatment is long-lasting and can protect tooth enamel for up to 10 years

Our in-office fluoride treatments are another preventive treatment that’s essential for protection against cavities. Brushing with a fluoride toothpaste helps prevent tooth decay, too.

To schedule a checkup for your child, call our office in Los Angeles or book an appointment online today. 

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