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Redmond Kids Dentistry June 2022 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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Why Do Your Kids Need Sealants?
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Dentists usually paint sealants on the grooved chewing surfaces of teeth as a protection against the impact of cavities. Kids and teens often develop more cavities compared to adults. As such, getting dental sealants can be very helpful. The increase in cavities among kids may be a result of dietary differences or poor dental hygiene. Sweets including candies are a source of oral bacteria. These bacteria feed mostly on simple carbohydrates. Additionally, kids may not be able to clean the depressions found in their teeth as well as adults can. The bristles of regular toothbrushes may not get deeper into the crevices or grooves of the back teeth.

If your child is susceptible to developing cavities, it is a good idea you have them get dental sealants. Kids should receive dental sealants on their permanent back teeth immediately after those teeth erupt. By receiving sealants the moment the permanent teeth are in, our dentist helps protect your child's teeth throughout the years, at a time when a child is more likely to get cavities.

Sometimes, sealants are applied to primary teeth too. Even though baby teeth will ultimately fall out, they help ensure that secondary teeth that lie beneath the gums erupt in proper alignment. Losing primary teeth prematurely due to cavities can cause the permanent teeth about to come in, to erupt in a misaligned way. As such, applying sealants can indirectly help prevent the need of getting braces by reducing the chances of having dental misalignment.

Contact us today to learn more about dental sealants for kids.


Common Risk Factors for Kids to Develop Dental Problems
Kids who have a risk of developing oral problems should see a dentist as early as possible, as well as have frequent visits. Some risk factors include sleeping with a bottle, thumb sucking, abnormal tooth development, and tooth grinding. If your child drinks juice regularly, especially during the day, it is important you consider an early dental exam. A mother who has considerable tooth decay may want to make sure their child sees a dentist earlier. This is because your child may experience tooth decay more often than other kids. Often, this may occur due to genetic makeup.

Don't wait for your preschooler to start experiencing dental problems. Bring them to our pediatric dentist's office so that they can be examined. This way, we can help ensure they begin their journey to maintaining healthy gums and teeth and observing good oral hygiene.



Plaque and Tartar: What Distinguishes Them?
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Often you hear a dentist talk of plaque and tartar and you might ask what they are and what differentiates them. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth after we eat food. It contains bacteria that constantly release acids, hence causing damage to the enamel. The sticky biofilm can be removed by simply brushing and flossing.

However, when it remains in the mouth for an extended period, say, more than 24 hours, it hardens into tartar, also known as calculus. Unfortunately, removing tartar is quite difficult because it has already hardened. Only professional cleaning done in our dental office can get rid of this substance.

Contact our dental team to educate yourself on oral health, get treatment, or schedule a dental cleaning.



Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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