At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA, we believe that helping your children establish a strong foundation in dental care begins with positive and engaging preventive care beginning at an early age. Our goal, as your children’s dentist in Miami, is to provide your child with the tools they need to achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. We use state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat oral health conditions, and strive to keep your child’s teeth cavity free from the start.
Your child’s preventive dental care begins at home, with their commitment to brushing, flossing and limiting their intake of sugary foods. The main cause of tooth decay and gum disease is plaque, a sticky film that continuously accumulates in the mouth and harbors bacteria that feeds on sugar. As part of your child’s biannual checkup, your children’s dentist in Miami will perform a clinical examination, and take diagnostic films, as needed, to evaluate your child’s teeth, dental development and overall oral health. Your child’s dentist will also track the growth and changes in your child’s teeth and jaws, and can refer you to an orthodontic specialist if care is required. Children are especially prone to developing cavities, although they can occur at any age. For our pediatric patients, we recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which are proven to reduce the risk of cavities in children. Dental sealants are protective coatings that are painted on the biting surfaces of your child’s newly erupted, permanent molars to prevent plaque and food debris from accumulating in the crevices on the surface of the teeth. Topical fluoride is a mineral that is periodically applied to all the teeth in order to strengthen and protect them. As your child’s dentist, we will also perform a comprehensive teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from difficult to reach spots, and advise your child on better oral hygiene techniques.
When you have a trusted, local children’s dentist in Miami, it’s easier to keep up with your child’s preventive checkups. At Balmir-Thevenin & Associates, DDS, PA, we are specially trained to keep your child comfortable and relaxed throughout treatment. To learn more, call today.