Children of any age are always welcome at Bowie Dental Wellness! Dr. Holness and our professional staff love working with kids. Dr. Holness is patient, playful, and kids like her gentle and friendly manner that makes going to the dentist a delight. All while using her expertise and state-of-the-art technology to meet any and all of their dental needs.
Focusing on dental needs specific to children can help keep their teeth in good condition as they grow into adults. Children's teeth can become more vulnerable to cavities for several reasons, including not brushing and flossing properly and regularly. Fostering good dental habits is key to keep your child's teeth healthy and strong.
Children eat throughout the day, so their teeth are more frequently exposed to acids from eating and drinking. If they do not brush as often or as thoroughly as needed, they prolong the exposure of acids on their teeth.
Continual build-up of these acids increases their number of cavities. We recommend better food choices, improved hygiene, and one application of a dental varnish to protect teeth from easily developing cavities.
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Setting a good dental foundation early can greatly increase the chances of them keeping their natural teeth as they grow into adults. Even the smallest amount of tooth decay can cause permanent damage that may need restoration in the future.
To prevent this, we recommend an application of a dental sealant. It is a quick and easy procedure that serves as a preventive measure.
After all teeth have been cleaned, an application of a dental sealant is applied to the surface of your child's teeth. The sealant, which is clear so no one can see it, is bonded to the teeth with a curing light. That's it! Quick, easy, and pain-free.
This is a safe, time-tested way to prevent cavities in children and teenagers.