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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Preventive Dental Care for Kids

added on: May 4, 2021
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At My Rivertown dentist in Madison, one of our absolute main focuses is on preventive care for both our adult and kid patients. Why? Because despite all of the advancements and technology we have to fix your smile, there’s nothing quite like your natural teeth. We do everything possible to protect teeth, keeping them cavity-free starting out small, growing into adulthood, and beyond.

If you have a little one or multiple kiddos at home, there’s one way you can ensure they’re going to endure a lifetime of optimal oral health, and that’s regular hygiene visits and checkups with Dr. Ashley Lee at My Rivertown Dentist in Madison. We can show you (and them) the power of preventive dentistry, including proper education, treatment, and maintaining good oral hygiene.

But there’s more! Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of preventive dental care in Madison courtesy of Dr. Lee and the team at My Rivertown Dentist.

1) Let’s get down to it and go right to the good stuff — we’re talking the many benefits you and your family will get from preventive dental care that include:

  • Lowered risk for gum disease, sensitivity, and cavities
  • Less chance for smile injuries
  • Oral habits you use for a lifetime
  • Healthier, more confident smiles

You can’t argue with these things. Who wouldn’t want that for their kiddos and themselves?

2) There are so many smile-saving solutions we can recommend as part of a comprehensive preventive treatment plan that might potentially include:

  • Safe, effective digital dental x-rays
  • Regular checkups and oral hygiene cleanings
  • Protective fluoride and dental sealants
  • A solid dental education about brushing and flossing

By taking these steps and addressing any issues before they have a chance to worsen, you’re easily going to protect your child’s smile and your wallet. 

3) Under the expert guidance of Dr. Lee and her partnership with Vivos Therapeutics, we can also detect any breathing or airway development problems using preventive care you won’t find anywhere else in Madison. We provide you and your family with a comprehensive examination designed to detect any issues with a child’s airway, such as airway development, swallowing patterns, and breathing that could be linked to SRDB or sleep apnea. Based on this and expert research and findings from The Institute for Craniofacial Medicine, we can see beyond routine smile care for your child and possibly change their lives for the better using special oral appliances created by Vivos designed to help guide jaw development. This movement ultimately creates a wider airway, and can keep your kiddo free from sleep apnea free or even future orthodontic treatment. 

Do you want to learn more? Are you ready to schedule an appointment your whole family can feel good about? Call our Madison dental office today to find a time that suits your schedule.