Establishing Healthy Habits Early
Children don’t always take dental hygiene seriously, and when they do, they might not be as thorough as they need to be while cleaning their teeth. Because of this, professional children’s dental care and education are especially important. By helping children establish healthy habits early, they are able to maintain excellent dental health and avoiding smile complications later in life. Dr. Foust and our team have extensive experience providing exceptional dental care to children and helping them become accustomed to regular dental visits. Typically, it is recommended that children see the dentist by their first birthday or six months after their first tooth erupts, whichever occurs first. At around age three, we will begin to see your little one regularly for children’s dental appointments.
Fluoride and Sealants Give Little Smiles A Boost of Protection
Younger smiles need just as much attention as adult smiles to remain healthy, if not more. The main focus of children’s dentistry is to ensure optimal oral health through consistent, effective care and preventive practices. Because children’s smiles are still in the process of developing, they need all the help they can get to fend off bacterial threats. In addition to regular checkups and cleanings, our team can also include personalized dental sealant and fluoride treatments designed to boost your child’s preventive efforts. Dental sealants consist of thin layers of dental acrylic that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth. They function to provide a barrier that blocks oral bacteria and food particles from nestling into the crevices of your teeth, thus preventing the formation of plaque and tartar. Dr. Foust may also recommend fluoride treatment to boost your child’s tooth enamel, which is the outer layer surrounding your teeth that provides the first line of defense against harmful bacteria.
Schedule Your Child’s Next Appointment
With our caring, compassionate, and personalized approach, we’re well-equipped to help children of all ages take pride in their oral health and feel comfortable during every visit. For more information about children’s dental services, schedule an appointment today by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA at (515) 965-0230. We welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding areas.