Here at Camp Little Tooth, we put a lot of emphasis on prevention. The best way to prevent dental problems is to practice good oral hygiene and to teach your children how to do the same. You can care for your child’s teeth even before he or she has teeth by wiping the gums with a soft cloth after feedings. For older children, make sure you brush their teeth at least twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and flossing daily. Lastly, make sure you bring your child to visit Dr. Rae here at Camp Little Tooth every six months for a dental cleaning and an oral exam.
Additionally, if your child has all of his or her baby teeth including the molars, you may want to consider having dental sealants applied to your child’s teeth. Dental sealants can help prevent dental cavities by protecting the hard-to-reach grooves and depressions in the back molars.
In short, our preventative plan of attack includes the following:
- Dental cleanings and exams every six months
- Practicing good oral hygiene
- Receiving fluoride treatments at our office
- Orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Rae
To learn more about preventing dental disease in your children, or to make an appointment for your child to receive dental sealants, please contact Camp Little Tooth, located here in Lafayette, Colorado. We’re also proud to provide preventative pediatric dental care to children in Lafayette, Louisville, Broomfield, Erie, Boulder, Superior and Todd Creek, Colorado. Find a local pediatric dentist today!