Monday, July 30, 2012
A Dentist in Mesa, AZ 85213 Delta Dental Dentist
Tooth decay affects children more than any other chronic infectious disease. A Dentist in Mesa AZ Delta Dental provider notes that untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems; such as eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
A Dentist in Mesa, AZ Dr. Gary Robison of Robison Dental Group states “The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children are preventable. The combination of dental sealants and fluoride has the potential to nearly eliminate tooth decay in school-age children.”
Dr. Gary Robison suggests some things you can do to ensure good oral health for your child:
Protect your child's teeth with fluoride.
Use fluoride toothpaste. If your child is less than 7 years old, put only a pea-sized amount on their toothbrush.
If your drinking water is not fluoridated, talk to a dentist or physician about the best way to protect your child's teeth.
Talk to your child's dentist about dental sealants. They protect teeth from decay.
If you are pregnant, get prenatal care and eat a healthy diet. The diet should include folic acid to prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord and possibly cleft lip/palate.
Encourage your children to eat regular nutritious meals and avoid frequent between-meal snacking.
And make sure to schedule your child’s routine dental hygiene check-up and cleaning every 6 months. Call 480-924-2300 today to schedule your dental hygiene check-up and cleaning with a Dentist in Mesa, AZ Delta Dental provider Dr. Gary Robison.