Harp Pediatric Dentistry knows that life is complicated enough—so why not start with the basics? General dentistry services are where it all begins! Care for your family’s smallest smiles with our general dentistry services. From oral hygiene to dental sealants, we’ll clean and protect those precious teeth while teaching your children about brushing, flossing, being careful with their teeth, and the importance of good nutrition.Schedule Online
Oral hygiene is important before your baby even has visible teeth. Once the first tooth emerges, Dr. Dawoud can advise you about the different stages of brushing and careful flossing for little ones. Reinforcing the importance of consistent oral hygiene when children are young increases the possibility those habits will follow them into adulthood.
Fluoride is a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel. Treatments with fluoride varnish can help prevent tooth decay, slow its progression, or stop it from getting worse, but cannot guarantee total cavity prevention. Dr. Dawoud may recommend fluoride treatment based on factors such as:
If your child is active in contact sports, Harp Pediatric Dentistry recommends you invest in a custom-fitted mouthguard. A custom-made mouthguard ensures the highest level of protection available against oral injuries, potential tooth loss and damage to jaws. Some studies even show custom mouthguards may decrease the likelihood of concussion damage. Some statistics:
Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surface of your child’s back teeth. They cover pits and grooves where many cavities are formed, thereby decreasing potential cavity development. If Dr. Dawoud suggests sealants for your child, he will discuss them thoroughly with you.