Preventive Care

At Home & From Your Dentist

Everyone has the potential to enjoy great dental health. Regular preventative care and at-home dental hygiene are the two pillars that build a patient’s oral health future. Parents should schedule an appointment for their children to see your local Truckee pediatric dentist for cleanings and checkups every six months. Preventative care from Dr. Matthew Gustafsson is an essential part of making sure that children’s oral health is as great as can be.

Preventative Care For Every Child

The cleanings and checkups that children receive in their youth have a positive impact on the dental health they will enjoy for the rest of their life. Parents can help make certain that kids grow up with great dental health by making preventative care a priority in youth. These appointments accomplish numerous things, including:

  • Searching for cavities and instances of tooth decay
  • Checking for gum disease
  • Verifying that teeth are erupting at the right time
  • Addressing emerging oral health concerns
  • Talking to parents about optimal at-home care
  • Recommending treatment by an orthodontist or other dental health specialist

Parents can speak with Dr. Gustafsson about questions or concerns during their child’s appointment. This is a good opportunity to discover new solutions to complaints, such as canker sores or baby teeth loss.

Caring For Teeth At Home

Nothing compares to the professional care a dentist can provide, as children’s teeth cleaning is a extremely important care service. Parents can maximize the benefit of professional dental care by prioritizing dental hygiene at home as well.

Brush together as a family to encourage kids to spend a full two minutes on teeth cleaning twice a day. Toothbrushes with soft or medium bristles are ideal for children. Be sure to also select toothbrushes sized for kids’ mouths. Older children can be introduced to flossing and using mouthwash as well. These tasks can be done once a day to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria in the small spaces between teeth.

Schedule An Appointment With Us Today!

We look forward to serving the dental care needs of your children. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Gustafsson today by calling (530) 550-9311. One of our helpful, friendly staff members will be happy to assist you in any way they can. We look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing your smile in our office!

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