Preventive Kid's Dentistry in Roanoke
Protect Your Child’s Teeth
Preventive dentistry is the first step toward a healthy, happy smile. Preventing common dental health issues starts with regular brushing and flossing, and routine visits to We Care Dental Care. Seeing Dr. Burkitt every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam is the best way to ensure that your child’s mouth stays healthy as they grow. We treat children of all ages, and we’d feel honored to care for you and your family.
What to Expect During Your Child's First Dentist Visit
What to expect during an initial visit depends on the age of your child. You should bring your child to the dentist for the first time at the age of 1, or when their first tooth has erupted. For infants and toddlers between ages 1-3, Dr. Burkitt will perform a basic oral exam to help you understand your child’s oral health and what steps should be taken to keep their smile strong. Children over the age of 3 will usually have their teeth cleaned and polished. X-rays are usually taken at the age of 5, though Dr. Burkitt my suggest them earlier if necessary.
Prevent Cavities with Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride treatments are a powerful preventive measure for children. Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, has the unique ability to help strengthen teeth through the process of remineralization. This process can regenerate tooth enamel and can even reverse minor cases of tooth decay. Completely non-invasive and painless, fluoride treatments are one of the best ways to prevent minor cavities from progressing.
Dental Sealants For Cavity Protection
Dental sealants consist of a special type of resin, which is applied directly to your child’s molars and rear teeth after their mouth has been cleaned. This resin hardens into a protective shield that keeps bacteria, acids, and sugar from direct contact with the teeth. In turn, this prevents the formation of cavities. Dental sealants can last up to a decade, giving you and your family peace of mind and protection from tooth decay for years.
Kid-Focused Preventive Dentistry In Roanoke
If you are looking for a friendly, gentle kid's dentist to care for your child’s teeth, Dr. Burkitt offers fun, informative preventive appointments at We Care Dental Care. As an experienced general dentist, he has the skills and expertise to keep your children’s teeth in great shape and encourage proper oral hygiene habits that will last for the rest of their lives. Give us a call at (540) 427-7274 or come to our office at 3433 Orange Ave NE, Suite A1, Roanoke, VA 24012 to make an appointment!