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Preventive Care
Natick, MA


Client at Elite Dental of Natick learns how to prevent teeth diseases at Elite Dental of NatickIt is much more practical to prevent and preemptively combat a disease instead of attempting to cure it. This statement is especially applicable to the field of dentistry. Our team at Elite Dental of Natick can provide your child with preventive dental care and guidance to maintain good oral hygiene and keep your child smiling brightly.

Preventive care and preventive dentistry is essentially a matter of maintaining good oral health. This is done through regular dental cleanings and exams. Proper tooth brushing, twice daily, and flossing, at least once a day, are crucial to maintaining good oral health. This is true at any age. The younger you start these good oral hygiene habits, the better.

Failure to effectively utilize preventive dentistry techniques such as brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings can make your child susceptible to a variety of dental ailments. The most common of which are dental decay and the development of cavities. Preventing these ailments with good and consistent oral hygiene practices will aid your child in the development of good speech patterns.

If your child develops cavities, they will require restorative dental care. Restorative dental care involves procedures such as fillings and can even involve tooth removal in severe cases. Restorative dental care is more time-consuming. It is also more costly than preventive dentistry measures and can result in discomforts such as tooth pain and sensitivity due to tooth decay.

What Does Preventive Dentistry Involve?


Preventive dentistry begins with an initial dental exam. During this exam, our team will physically and visually inspect your child’s teeth. We will check for signs of decay and proper overall development. We will also check for overcrowding and improperly spaced teeth.

Our team will thoroughly clean your child’s teeth and gums to rid them of any plaque build-up. Depending on your child’s age and the number of teeth they have, we will also floss your child’s teeth. If needed, a fluoride treatment will be provided. All of these measures will prevent tooth decay and maintain the strength of your child’s teeth.

Our team may also obtain digital x-rays during your child’s visit, depending on their age and needs. In addition to providing your child with a professional dental cleaning, our team will review preventive at-home dental care measures with you. This will include ensuring that your child is using the correct type of toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Proper tooth brushing procedures are also an important part of preventive dental care. Your child should be brushing twice per day for at least two minutes per session. A fun way to make this time go by is to sing a song for them, or have a fun tooth brushing song that you play for them while they brush their teeth.

Preventive dental care is a key part of keeping your child’s smile bright and healthy. Get a jump start on your child’s journey to better dental health started today. Our team at Elite Dental of Natick will provide your child with great in-office preventive care and information on good at-home preventive care practices. Contact us today at (508) 319-9339.
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