Have you been looking for a great kids’ dentist to take care of the oral health needs of your child? Do you want your child to see a dentist who can help minimize the number of dental cavities your child gets? If so, we know you will be extremely pleased if you visit our pediatric dentist in Germantown at our practice, Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Neil Weston is the highly-trained and expert dentist who heads our practice at Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Parents enjoy bringing their children in to see our pediatric dentist in Germantown because they know that their children will enjoy their dental visits and develop a great attitude toward dentists and keeping great dental health. Dr. Weston not only offers pediatric dental exams to help prevent cavities, but he also offers several effective preventive procedures to help reduce tooth decay in children. He also provides information for parents on the causes and prevention of pediatric dental decay. At our practice we are able to offer fluoride treatments and sealants to children to help prevent cavities. Fluoride treatments have been proven to be quite effective in preventing cavities, even if children already receive fluoride in their community water supply and toothpaste. Dental sealants are also a very effective way to prevent cavities as it basically seals the tooth so that plaque and bacteria cannot even get to it. Dental sealants are very effective when they are applied to the child’s back molars.
Children of the age of about 6 to 11 are very prone to cavities. Decay is caused when carbohydrates found in certain foods and drinks like bread, milk, soda or cake, stay on your child’s teeth because they have not been brushed away. The bacteria in their mouth mixes with the carbs and forms acid. Then the acid mixes with the food debris and the saliva to form plaque which dissolves the tooth enamel and causes cavities. Teeth of younger children often have grooves and ridges in them. Food and other oral debris tends to collect in these grooves and cannot easily be removed by brushing. Supervised brushing and periodic dental exams and cleanings will help to reduce or eliminate the number of cavities a child gets. If you would like to have our pediatric dentist in Germantown perform a comprehensive dental exam for your child, contact us for an appointment.