Preventive Care

Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids

Pediatric Dentist located in Visalia, CA

Preventive care is the very best way to keep your child from developing cavities, gum disease, and even more serious bodywide health issues as they grow up. At Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids in Visalia, California, dedicated and welcoming pediatric dentist Tracy Law, DDS, offers preventive dentistry care to keep your child’s mouth healthy, now and into adulthood. Call the office to schedule your child’s appointment now.

Preventive Care Q & A

What does preventive care from a pediatric dentist include?

At Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids, Dr. Law and his dedicated team work together to provide a full range of preventive dental care for children of all ages. Preventive care typically includes all of the following: 

Teeth cleanings

In teeth cleanings, your child’s Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids care provider removes plaque and tartar and polishes teeth. Even with proper brushing and flossing at home, plaque and tartar can build up in the hard-to-reach areas between and behind your child’s teeth. Teeth cleanings cover every tooth in the mouth, from every angle. Generally, children need teeth cleanings every six months.

Pediatric dentistry checkups

During pediatric dentistry checkups, which Dr. Law typically recommends at least twice a year,  he examines your child’s entire mouth to look for current and emerging issues. X-rays are often an important part of pediatric dentistry checkups since they can reveal potential problems long before symptoms begin. 

Oral hygiene instruction

Oral hygiene instruction is part of your child’s regular checkups. Dr. Law takes the time to demonstrate the correct brushing and flossing methods. He makes oral hygiene easy for kids to understand and implement. 

Fluoride treatments

Fluoride is very important in cavity prevention, but not all kids get sufficient fluoride from their water supply and toothpaste. If your child is lacking in fluoride or is cavity-prone, Dr. Law might recommend in-office fluoride treatments. He might also prescribe fluoride tablets or rinses for home use. 

At Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids, the whole team is dedicated to preventive dentistry so your child can have good oral health now and throughout their life. 

What does preventive oral care at home include?

Preventive oral care at home is just as important as seeing Dr. Law for regular care at Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids. Children should brush carefully twice a day. Additionally, kids need to floss carefully every night. If recommended by Dr. Law, your child may also need to use an antimicrobial mouth rinse, fluoride product, or other preventive treatment at home daily.

When should my child begin pediatric dental care?

As soon as your child’s first tooth breaks through the gums, schedule their first appointment at Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids. But, if your child hasn’t had a tooth come in by 12 months old, schedule their first visit with Dr. Law. Early dental care is one of the best preventive care measures you can take for your child. 

The Visalia Dentistry 4 Kids team offers preventive care for all children and teens. Book an appointment by calling the office today.