Teaching your kids good oral health habits at a young age can help them maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for years to come. Anuradha Beri, BDS, CAGS, MSD, Zia Rizvi, DDS, and the team perform a variety of children’s dentistry services at Mosaic Dental in Sterling, Virginia. From their first dental visit, the team works to form a positive relationship with your children to ensure they feel safe and relaxed in a cheerful, comfortable office. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Most parents know that routine dental visits are essential to their children’s oral health and tooth development. But did you know that kids should start seeing the dentist the moment their first tooth erupts?
By examining your child’s teeth during infancy, the trained family dentists at Mosaic Dental can identify early signs of gum disease and tooth decay while monitoring the development of your child’s jaw and smile.
These visits are also the perfect time to talk to the team about your child’s diet and oral habits, such as thumb sucking, to see if certain changes might improve their oral health.
What makes children’s dentistry unique is how the Mosaic Dental team interacts with your child. They receive special training to work with children, who often feel scared or uncomfortable visiting the dentist.
The team makes it a point to foster a welcoming relationship with your child at their very first visit. These early visits can help children overcome any fear and worry they may have about seeing a dentist for the first time.
The Mosaic Dental office is warm, bright, and comfortable for children of all ages. The friendly team is always available to answer your questions and ease your child’s anxieties about any dental treatment they may need.
As your child grows, it’s important to schedule routine checkups at least once every six months. Children’s mouths are constantly changing and identifying early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and crooked teeth can help save you time and money on costly treatments in the future.
At these biannual visits, the team takes X-rays of your child’s mouth and performs a full oral examination. They use special dental instruments to remove plaque and debris from your child’s teeth after checking for cavities.
If your child has a cavity, the team may either remove the decay and place a filling at the appointment or schedule this treatment at a later date. It’s important to treat cavities as soon as possible to stop the decay from spreading.
Finally, your child’s dentist brushes and flosses their teeth and gives them a special fluoride rinse to protect them.
Regular dental visits give the team a chance to assess your child’s risk for cavities. Once a cavity develops, the tooth is damaged and needs a filling. You can help prevent this buildup of plaque and bacteria with dental sealants.
A sealant is a clear, thin coating that protects teeth from cavities. The team applies this clear material to your child’s teeth and uses a special curing light to bond the sealant in place and prevent decay.
To schedule a children’s dentistry appointment, call Mosaic Dental or book a visit online today.