Pinnacle Pediatric Dentistry Joi Shaw Morrison, DMD, MSD
3939 Washington Ave,
Suite 240
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 863-PEDO (7336)

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Preventive Dentistry

Teeth 101

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry means a healthy smile.  Children with healthy mouths have an increased chance of good overall health.  Severe dental caries can affect growth and development.  Children with dental pain may be unable to concentrate in school and eat properly.  A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children confidence in their appearance.  Finally, preventive dentistry can result in less extensive and less expensive treatment for your child.  Preventive dental care for children includes:

  • Proper nutrition and dietary habits
  • Brushing and flossing
  • Fluoride
  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Assessing risks for developing cavities
  • Evaluating oral growth and development
  • Oral health education
  • Protection against injuries
  • Management of oral habits
  • Guidance of erupting teeth
  • Sealants

The dentists and their dental team practice preventive dentistry.  Preventive dentistry for children, in addition to regular dental visits, requires parental involvement with daily oral care at home.

Periodic Recall Visits & X-rays
Sealants
Diet & Snacking

 


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