Essential Preventive Dental Treatment for Kids

Posted by DR. BIPINJIT KAUR on May 18 2022, 11:57 AM

Essential Preventive Dental Treatment for Kids

If you have been skipping your child's dental appointments, thinking it is not essential, you are in for a surprise. A child is ready for their first appointment before their first birthday. The dentist performs a regular dnetal examination and advises preventive measures that help to keep the child's teeth healthy. 

Listed below are popular preventive treatments that provide protection to the teeth and gums. 

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the surface of your child’s teeth. The coatings are painted directly onto the teeth, and they form a protective barrier between your child’s teeth and any harmful oral bacteria. This can help to prevent cavities and tooth decay.

Fluoride treatments

Fluoride treatments such as fluoride varnish and fluoride mouthwash can help prevent tooth decay and cavities.

Fluoride varnish and mouthwash are prescription treatments that can be applied during routine dental visits. It is a protective coating that can be applied to the surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities. This dental varnish is painted onto the surfaces of teeth where bacteria tend to hide. This varnish is painted onto the surfaces of teeth where bacteria tend to hide.

Fluoride mouthwash is a mouthwash that contains fluoride. This prescription fluoride mouthwash is applied to the surfaces of teeth where bacteria tend to hide.

Fluoride varnish and fluoride mouthwashes contain fluoride. This mineral strengthens the surface of teeth, making it harder for bacteria to stick to teeth. This will not allow harmful oral bacteria to cause tooth decay and cavities.

Dental cleanings

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, occurs when the gums become infected and inflamed. This disease is avoidable with regular dental cleanings and checkups. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to pain and tooth loss.

At your child’s next dental cleaning, we will gently clean your child’s teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. We will also recommend the best oral hygiene routine for your child to keep their teeth healthy and strong.

Orthodontic care

Children should see an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, certain orthodontic issues may be noticed, such as crowding, crossbites, underbites, or misplaced midlines. An orthodontist can evaluate your child’s dental development and determine if orthodontic treatment is required.


A nightguard is a dental appliance designed to protect teeth from the effects of teeth grinding and clenching. During sleep, the mouth naturally relaxes. However, for some people, this relaxation of the muscles can cause the jaw to clench and the teeth to grind. Grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism, can cause a variety of dental issues.

So if your baby is yet to go in for their first dental appointment, trust the experts at Arch Dental. Call today to book your child's first consultation at (209) 802 0789 or email us at You can visit us at 1920 West Grant Line Road, Tracy, CA 95376.

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