Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry located in Austin, TX
Preventive dentistry is the best way to reduce the risk of tooth decay and other oral health problems in children of all ages. At Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Austin, Texas, board-certified pediatric dentist Reza Arzegar, DDS, and his expert team offer a wide array of preventive dentistry services to keep your child’s teeth beautiful and cavity-free. Schedule their next dental cleaning and preventive dentistry exam over the phone or online today.
Preventive Dentistry Q & A
What is preventive dentistry?
Preventive dentistry with experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics uses the latest advances in children’s dentistry to keep your child’s teeth healthy and beautiful.
Dental specialists use various treatments to prevent cavities and other oral health problems.
Which preventive dentistry services are available?
Some of the many preventive dentistry services available at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics include:
Professional cleaning involves dental cleaning with a hygienist, who removes plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach areas between your child’s teeth. Doing so is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay.
During noninvasive fluoride application, your child’s dentist applies a topical fluoride solution to your child’s teeth. Doing so strengthens the enamel and significantly reduces the risk of cavities.
Dental specialists at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offer protective sealants applied to the back teeth. Sealants fill in the grooves of the teeth to help prevent food particles from getting trapped and causing tooth decay.
If your child has a minor cavity, tooth-colored fillings can prevent further decay. Your child’s dentist first removes decay, cleans the tooth, and covers it with tooth-colored materials to restore it.
If your child has a cracked, chipped, weak, discolored, or decaying tooth, a tooth-colored crown strengthens it, improves its appearance, and protects the tooth from further damage.
Dental experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offer custom-fit mouthguards to protect your child’s teeth from grinding during sleep and trauma associated with playing contact sports.
Using orthodontic treatment to correct a misaligned bite or crooked teeth makes teeth cleaning easier, reduces pain and other oral health problems, and improves the appearance of your child’s smile. Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers traditional children’s braces and Invisalign®.
How should my child care for their teeth at home?
Proper at-home oral health care significantly reduces your child’s risk of dental decay. Encourage them to floss every day, brush at least twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, and eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables but low in added sugar. Help your child brush their teeth until they turn seven or eight years old and schedule routine dental cleanings every six months.
To reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay and other dental problems, schedule a preventive dentistry appointment with the experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics by phone or online.