We’re in the business of preserving smiles. Preventive dentistry is important! While we offer restorative dentistry services, our goal is always to keep your children’s teeth healthy. That starts early, and being a conscious partner in your kid’s dental care is an excellent way to start their mouth off on the right foot. To visit Sprout and Bloom Pediatric Dentistry in Littleton, CO, call us today at 720-615-6087 to schedule an appointment.

Baby Teeth Matter, Too!

You may think that preventive dental care isn’t necessary when it comes to your child’s baby teeth. Not true! Starting a robust oral hygiene routine will set your child’s mouth up for success. 

One of the easiest ways to expose teeth to damage is cavities. That can start early! If your child eats sugary foods frequently, it can break down the enamel on their teeth. Enamel is the protective layer on our teeth. Without it, bacteria can get in and damage can occur. 

Baby teeth do eventually fall out. But if your child develops gum disease, a serious bacterial infection that affects the gums and structure of our mouths, it can cause problems with adult teeth later on in their lives. Gum disease can be caused by a few factors, but in children, it is often due to excessive mouth breathing, food stuck in their gums, and poor diet. Taking care of your child’s baby teeth and starting their oral hygiene early can help.

Protecting Those Teeth

It’s easy to double up on preventive care at home. Starting a good oral hygiene routine early is one key to success. 

  • Brushing and Flossing – Once their teeth begin coming in, make sure that you’re brushing them twice a day with a soft, child-sized toothbrush. The earlier you introduce flossing, the better. Your little one will associate it as part of their routine rather than something to dread. 
  • Fuel – The food you choose matters! Foods high in protein are excellent for building healthy, strong teeth. Eating a nutritious diet full of leafy greens, fruit, and other vegetables are also excellent for a healthy mouth. Try to limit your child’s consumption of sugary things, like candy and soft drinks. Ask us about nutrition when you visit, too!

Come See Us!

We strongly believe in preventive dental care for your kids. We’ll put their smiles first. Ask us about our services, including:

  • Cleanings and Exams –Twice a year is the standard! We’ll give your child’s teeth a thorough cleaning, remove plaque build up, polish their teeth, and examine them for any cavities or gum disease.
  • Fluoride Treatments – Fluoride is necessary for reinforcing those teeth! This will strengthen their enamel.
  • Dental Sealants – This treatment stops bacteria, acid, and food particles from causing cavities. This liquid resin is applied directly to the teeth and hardened with a special UV light.

It’s never too early to have good teeth! To visit Sprout and Bloom Pediatric Dentistry in Littleton, CO, call us today at 720-615-6087 to schedule an appointment or schedule one online.