How New Research on Cavities Affects Your Kids
We tell our kids to brush and floss their teeth to avoid "sugar bugs"; however, new research is indicating that this may not be enough for around 23% of children.
While we know that bacteria are responsible for tooth decay and cavities, researchers are finding that certain fungi may also play a role for this percentage of children. While scientists work to create a new agent similar to fluoride that can combat this issue, here's how your family dentist in Edina can help protect your child's oral health.
Consistent Dental Care
Starting at around age two, we welcome children to 50th and France Dental Care. We know these early relationships we create with your child are important for building the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health. We'll take the time to get to know them so we can help them feel comfortable at our office and with the tools and instruments we use.
We'll never move forward with any procedure until your child is comfortable and understands what's going to happen.
Additional Services for Your Child
As your child grows, we may recommend some extra services to protect their teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Fluoride helps build and strengthen developing teeth, and it can also help remineralize teeth damaged by decay. Dental sealants are a thin protective coating we put over the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth in order to keep away the acids and bacteria that cause cavities.
Staying Up to Date
Our doctors and staff regularly take courses on the latest dental technologies so we can stay updated on the newest products and equipment that might make treatment procedures more comfortable and efficient for our patients. As we learn more about the latest research, we'll educate you and your family so you can make the best decisions about your child's dental care.
Are you looking for excellent family dentistry in Edina? Look no further than 50th and France Dental Care! Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.