Is there anything more adorable than your children’s smiling faces? Probably not. But wouldn’t those smiles look that much better if you knew they were healthy and happy, too? At Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, we want your children to enjoy a lifetime of excellent dental and oral health. Our children’s dentistry helps you help them establish habits that keep smiles strong and bright for years to come.
Our dentists and their team of dental hygienists and assistants may be educated and trained in children’s dentistry, but your children’s first true dentist is you. As soon as you see that first little baby tooth erupt through their gums, it’s time to start a simple hygiene routine. Simply take a soft cloth moistened with warm water and wipe their baby teeth and gums after feeding. As they grow and more teeth appear, you can begin to use a small, soft toothbrush and a dab of toothpaste.
Children’s Dentistry in Our Office
Sometime between your children’s first and third birthdays, the dentists at Generations Dental Care recommend that you begin bringing them to our office for dental checkups every six months. Children’s teeth and mouths are susceptible to the same problems as adults’—decay and cavities, gum disease, teeth grinding and even TMJ disorder and sleep apnea. With regularly scheduled checkups, we can find and treat these conditions. And at each checkup, we’ll offer suggestions on how you and your children can improve their oral hygiene routine at home.
Fluoride and Dental Sealants
Because adequate brushing and flossing can be difficult for children—and because their molars tend to be deeply grooved and pitted—our dentists might recommend a fluoride treatment or dental sealants for an added layer of protection. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens enamel, and sealants go on as a liquid and harden to a clear plastic that shields the chewing surfaces of teeth from bacteria.
Call Our Office Today
To maintain your children’s healthy and happy smiles, rely on the dentists at Generations Dental Care. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.