Preventive Dentistry

Keep Little Teeth in Ship Shape

Preventive Dentistry at Sea of Smiles

Our team focuses on education and prevention because these are the keys to lifelong dental health. We offer preventive services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants to keep the coast clear and help protect your child’s smile from cavities and decay. During routine appointments, our dentists will make sure that your child’s teeth and gums are healthy. If any treatment is necessary, you can rest assured that we will take a conservative approach, only recommending for your child what we would do for our own.

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Strengthen Tooth Enamel

with Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has the unique ability to strengthen tooth enamel, preventing cavities and even reversing decay during its earliest stages. For little teeth that are more prone to developing cavities, fluoride treatments are especially useful to help keep cavities at bay.

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Protect Pearly Whites

with Dental Sealants

This preventive measure is a coating that one of our dentists will “paint” onto your child’s teeth to provide long-lasting extra protection from decay. Dental sealant treatments are simple and non-invasive, and they create a barrier that covers your child’s teeth to shield them from harmful bacteria. Children are often prone to cavities due to sugar consumption and improper brushing techniques, and dental sealants can help by adding a layer of protection to keep your child’s smile healthy.

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Schedule Preventive Care

at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Looking for a friendly pediatric dentist in Yardley, Bensalem, Warrington, or Glenside to care for your child’s smile? With preventive dentistry options available at all of our Sea of Smiles locations, we keep little teeth happy and healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment, or stop by one of our offices in-person!

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Protecting Your child's teeth

what is preventive dental care?

Preventive dental care is an approach to dentistry that focuses on preventing common dental health issues before they happen, and it’s particularly important for kids. Children often have a high risk of cavities, and this can lead to the need for expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient fillings.

Preventive dental care is focused primarily on preventing these issues altogether with a combination of in-office dental treatment and excellent oral hygiene. At Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our dentists are experts in preventing cavities and other oral health issues in children.

With routine six-month teeth cleanings and oral exams, you’ll be able to check on your child’s oral health, learn more about their development, and ensure that they are free of cavities, gingivitis, and other such dental health issues.
Your child’s dentist may also recommend further treatment like fluoride treatments to strengthen your child’s teeth, as well as dental sealants, which can help prevent further cavities. This ensures that your little one’s smile stays healthy and strong.

When you come to Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, this is also a great time to talk about your child’s oral hygiene with their dentist. Whether you’re still brushing your child’s teeth for them, or they’ve begun brushing on their own, your dentist at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry can help you learn more about the best ways to help your child develop good lifelong oral hygiene habits.

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Building Life-Long Dental Habits

Why Preventive Care Is So Important

Preventive care is important for a lot of different reasons. The biggest reason that preventive dentistry is so important is that it helps your child develop a positive attitude toward dentistry and learn the basics about proper oral hygiene. In turn, this helps them develop oral health habits that will stick with them for years and decades to come. 

With routine preventive appointments, you’re giving your child all of the information and tools they need to take care of their smiles as they grow from toddlers to older kids, pre-teens, teenagers, and even into young adults. They’ll learn about proper oral hygiene, foods to eat and avoid to prevent cavities, and so much more, and they will become comfortable with the process of seeing their dentist at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. 

Not only that, but preventive care is also a great way to save money and time on your child’s dental care as they grow up. Routine teeth cleanings help catch cavities and other oral health issues early, and can also prevent them from occurring entirely.

If your child maintains good at-home oral hygiene and comes to Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, they will have a much lower risk of cavities and gum disease as they grow, which saves you money on treatments like fillings, dental crowns, root canals, periodontal care, and more. 

So if your child is overdue for their next dental appointment in Yardley, Bensalem, Warrington, or Glenside, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started with one of our expert pediatric dentists.

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