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Preventive Care

Leeward Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentists located in Waipahu, HI

The best way to keep your child’s smile healthy is to help prevent it from developing problems in the first place. Preventive care is the cornerstone of excellent oral health, which is why Leeward Pediatric Dentistry provides excellent patient education and teeth cleanings for its patients. Schedule a visit to their warm and friendly facilities in Waipahu, Hawaii, today by calling the office or booking online, and learn how their exceptional preventive care can make your child’s smile healthy and beautiful.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care is the idea of keeping your child’s teeth and mouth in a constant state of good health. When your child practices good preventive care for their smile, they’re at less risk of developing harmful dental conditions, like tooth decay and gum disease.

By avoiding oral health problems, they also avoid the need for treatments that might be more invasive and costly than simply maintaining a healthy habit of brushing and flossing.

What preventive care services do you offer?

Leeward Pediatric Dentistry provides its patients with a wide range of preventive care services to ensure that their smile is always healthy and beautiful. Some of those services include:

Patient education

The team at Leeward Pediatric Dentistry is passionate about teaching their young patients the essentials of good oral health.

They know how important it is for children to develop good dental habits at a young age and how much difference it makes in the longevity and health of their smiles throughout the course of their life.

The team always takes the time in your child’s appointment to teach them how to properly care for their smile, and they also provide monthly events for patient education in order to show kids how much fun good dental care can be.

Dental sealants

Dental sealants are a preventive measure that gives your child’s teeth extra protection from tooth decay and cavities. Your dentist paints a layer of sealant material over your child’s molars, then uses a curing light to harden and bond it to your child’s tooth enamel. 

Once bonded, a dental sealant makes the surface of your child’s tooth smooth, which prevents food from getting stuck and leading to plaque and tartar buildup. Dental sealants are also an excellent solution for teenage and adult patients and can give your smile that extra line of defense against cavities caused by tooth decay.

Teeth cleanings

Teeth cleanings are routine visits with the team at Leeward Pediatric Dentistry to ensure that your child’s mouth is totally clean and free of plaque and tartar buildup. Even if your child is an excellent brusher and flosser, there are still areas of their smile that they might be missing, and certain buildup, like tartar, can only be removed with a professional cleaning.

Teeth cleanings also give the team at Leeward Pediatric Dentistry the opportunity to regularly monitor your child’s oral health, check-in on signs of any developing conditions, and treat issues at their earliest stages before they’ve had a chance to develop.

To learn more about how the excellent preventive care at Leeward Pediatric Dentistry can benefit your child’s smile, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.