Back To School - How Can Dentistry Help?

Posted by Winning Smiles Family Dentistry on Jul 29 2021, 12:07 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us and our families to make drastic changes to our everyday lives. One such important aspect is visiting the dentist for regular dental consultations and cleanings.

Your child may have skipped their regular visits to the dentist during the pandemic. During this time, a lot of plaque and tartar deposits may have accumulated on their teeth. 

Apart from tartar, other oral conditions may have developed. This makes a back-to-school dental visit highly necessary to ensure any oral concerns are handled at the earliest.

At Winning Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Ghasem Darian offers a host of cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services for adults and children alike. Read on to learn what dental treatments and procedures you should consider before going back to school this fall. 

Dental Cleanings 

Irrespective of how well your child brushes and flosses their teeth, oral bacteria can combine with saliva and get deposited on the teeth in the form of plaque. Moreover, kids tend to consume a lot of sugary foods that promote the growth of bacteria. 

If plaque and tartar are allowed to stay on the teeth for a longer period, they can significantly increase the chances of developing cavities and gum disease.

When you bring your child in for a dental consultation at Winning Smiles Dentistry, Dr. Darian screens their teeth thoroughly and identifies tartar deposits. 

Once identified, they are meticulously removed using an ultrasonic scaling device, which is a simple, painless, quick, and convenient procedure. The removed microbial deposits will be washed away using a jet of water, leaving behind clean and healthy teeth.

What Other Procedures Should You Consider Before Going Back to School?

Preventive dental care is critical in addressing oral concerns before they can take a toll on the teeth and oral tissues. 

Here are some of the common preventive measures Dr. Darian recommends for children:

  • Sealants: Dental sealants are made from tooth-colored acrylic and applied on the occlusal grooves of the molars and premolars to prevent microbial and food accumulations. It is a simple yet effective measure to prevent cavities.
  • Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride is an essential mineral that increases the teeth’ resistance to microbial decay and strengthens them.
  • Fillings:Dental fillings are used for restoring teeth that are affected by cavities. We use only tooth-colored fillings as they are discreet and have superior properties, such as sealing, durability, customizability, etc.

Bring your child to Winning Smiles Dentistry in 7801 Old Branch Ave #206, Clinton, MD 20735 and we’ll be happy to address all of their oral concerns. To get in touch, call (301) 868-2004, or schedule an online consultation.

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