Preventive treatment is recommended to protect your oral health and prevent the development of dental problems. In some cases, preventive treatments may enhance the function of your teeth and jaw. Listed below are essential dental treatments for kids.
Dental sealants are a thin plastic material that is applied to your teeth. A dental sealant helps prevent cavities and other oral health issues by keeping food particles, bacteria, and plaque out of your teeth.
The dental sealant is painted onto your teeth and forms a protective shield over the grooves in your teeth, which can be difficult to clean. The application is fast, easy, and painless.
Dental sealants are most effective in children who are still developing their adult teeth.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in water and many foods. It can help prevent tooth decay by making the enamel more resistant to acid attacks and sugars. Fluoride treatments can be applied topically as a gel, foam, or varnish, or can be ingested in drinking water.
Fluoride treatments can be administered professionally at a dentist’s office, or can be administered at home with over-the-counter products. A professional fluoride treatment is usually applied by a dental hygienist, who will use a small brush or cotton swab to apply it to the teeth.
Cleanings are the most common preventive treatment we provide. Dental cleanings are important because they keep your teeth, gums, and mouth free from buildup. Your dental hygienist will remove plaque, tartar, and debris from your teeth.
If plaque, tartar, or debris is left on your teeth for too long, it can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Professional cleanings can reduce this risk.
Orthodontic appliances may be used to correct alignment issues that may lead to jaw problems.
Mouthguards are commonly worn at night, during sports, and during other high-risk activities. These oral appliances are removable dental appliances that cover the entire mouth.
We offer custom mouthguards that provide greater comfort and protection. They are made of high-quality materials, are comfortable to wear, and can last for years.
For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Stonewater Dentistry at 4450 N Tenaya Way, Suite 225, Las Vegas, NV 89129. Call us at (702) 734-5000 for appointments.