Our caring dentists, Dr. Tumanyan and Dr. Reyering, especially enjoy treating our young patients! We provide pediatric dentistry in Troy, Missouri to help you keep your child’s smile in the best of health. We encourage you to bring your child to Troy Family Dental every six months for a dental cleaning and checkup. For more information on pediatric dentistry and to schedule your next visit, we invite you to call or visit us today.
Diet and Oral Health
A lack of certain nutrients in the body could make you more likely to be at risk for certain oral infections, including periodontal disease and decay. Having a healthy immune system is absolutely necessary if you want to control periodontal disease. Avoiding large amounts of sugar, especially in a baby bottle while sleeping or in sticky forms, can help improve your oral and overall health. In addition, fluoride supplements can help decrease your risk for tooth decay. These measures, along with your normal home hygiene routine of brushing and flossing, can help prevent dental disease and decay.
To further help prevent decay, sealants can be applied to the back teeth. These plastic-like coatings can greatly reduce risk for decay in the back teeth. The ADA recommends having sealants placed on the back teeth as soon as they erupt, which usually occurs between the ages of 6 and 13. The procedure is quick, simple, and pain-free. Call Troy Family Dental today for more information!