An Easy Way To Protect Your Kid’s Teeth Against Cavities

Did you know that we now see children three years old and older? When we see our pediatric patients for an oral hygiene examination, parents are often concerned about dental decay, one of the most common oral health conditions in children. We are happy to offer a treatment that helps prevent decay from developing on teeth. Read on to learn more and see if this treatment would be beneficial to your children and your family.

What Is A Cavity, Really?

When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination and cleaning, there are a few steps we take. We prefer to take X-rays of your teeth to look for problems that are not visible to the naked eye. We also thoroughly clean your teeth and check for other problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. One of the first questions we are asked following an oral hygiene examination and cleaning is if we found any cavities. Many people are aware of the term “cavity”, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.