Preventive Dentistry at Great Grins for KIDS
Kid's teeth need dental care, just like grown-up teeth. Regular exams by a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist can help to identify any abnormalities in your child's oral development, and can minimize the impact of decay on your child's health by catching cavities early. Coming in for professional cleanings are not just about helping your child have shiny clean teeth, they are also very important in educating your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
At Great Grins for KIDS - Portland, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the preventive services that our practice provides.
Brushing and Flossing
As a parent, it can be very difficult to get your kids to want to brush their teeth. Even if you can get them to brush them, chances are, it is not the proper length of time or even the proper method. Educating your kids about the importance of brushing their teeth and helping them learn the proper techniques is essential to their long term health, which can sometimes require parents to get creative. Read More About Brushing and Flossing
Cleanings, Exams and X-rays
Professional cleanings performed by a hygienist or dental assistant are important to your child's dental health, as are daily brushing and flossing. Twice yearly dental check-ups and cleanings help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. Read More About Cleanings, Exams and X-rays
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth and help reduce the incidence of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatment for children as soon as teeth emerge. Read More About Fluoride Treatments
Dental sealants are a great way to protect your child’s teeth against decay. Children and teens are especially prone to developing cavities because of their oral health habits and the deep grooves and depressions of the premolars and molars. Read More About Dental Sealants
The main purpose of a space maintainer is to provide your child’s mouth with stability, including the teeth, muscles and bones surrounding a space that is waiting for the arrival of an adult tooth. Read More About Space Maintainers