What is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative Dentistry is the routine of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy.
Here at Floss & Gloss, we are proud to specialize in kids’ dentistry with a holistic and whole-body approach. We truly believe in starting children off right when it comes to their dental health and teaching them that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy body.
We believe diet is the key to overall health and focus on providing only the most up-to-date treatment options for your child. We dream of a world without cavities and will work to encourage your child to eat well, practice great oral hygiene for optimal overall health!
- Brushing Daily
- Eat Balanced Diet
- Floss Daily
- Dental Visits
The most important part of preventive dentistry is to brush your teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Most people should replace their toothbrushes three to four times per year or as the bristles start to fray.
Daily flossing is also recommended. Flossing helps to clean out the tight spaces between the teeth. If you have braces, you may need to use floss threaders to get between the metal brackets.
Eat A Balanced Diet
Eat A Balanced Diet
Eating a balanced diet also helps to protect your teeth by providing them with the nutrients they need. Limit your sugar intake, including simple carbohydrates like white bread, and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Regular dental visits starting at 1 year old is a fantastic way for early detection and optimal oral hygiene. We also educate parents about some common problems children may face, including thumb sucking, bruxism, and baby bottle decay.
We’ll collect your forms, insurance information, and payment methods digitally for a safe and fast visit.
We keep our wait times low for your convenience and safety
We know you have a million things to do, so we respect your valuable time. We’ll be ready and waiting for you!
We recommend routine dental
cleanings for ages 1 and up
Our Emphasis is on total preventative care for our patients. Total care begins with regular hygiene, regular checkups, and continued home oral health routines. We would love to see your child by their first birthday. Our offices provide many preventative measures to keep your child’s teeth clean and healthy, including Sealants and Fluoride treatments.
We also educate parents in the early detection of some common problems children may face, including thumb sucking, bruxism, and baby bottle decay. We suggest your child sees our Orthodontist by age 7-8 to go through the growth and development assessment and make sure he/she develops a great smile in the future.
Our Team Delivers Fantastic Patient Experience
We don’t just solve problems, we prevent them.
Safety is our priority
Enhanced PPE, squeaky clean offices, and sterilized equipment.
We are thorough, but also make sure our patients are comfortable.
Only what’s necessary
We make suggestions based on what your child needs. Nothing extra.