Cavity Prevention from Your Celina Children’s Dentist

Did you know that for the first time in over 40 years, incidence of childhood tooth decay has increased? The U.S Center for Disease Control recently published a report on the rise in tooth decay and attributes this trend to lack of oral healthcare, poor dietary choices, and inadequate oral hygiene. Severe tooth decay may produce discomfort and pain in children. Additionally, cavities can also impact a child’s ability to speak and eat. To help reduce the rate of childhood tooth decay, Dr. Angela Ganjoor and our team at Celina Family Dentistry offers preventive dental services that help reduce your child’s risk for developing cavities.

Dental Sealants in Celina

Cavities commonly form along children’s molars because they have deep pits where food and bacteria collect. Additionally, children also have trouble keeping their molars clean because they are located at the back of the mouth. After a thorough dental cleaning and checkup, Dr. Ganjoor may apply a dental sealant to your child’s molars that will seal the pits and grooves with a liquid plastic resin that is hardened by a special curing light.

Fluoride Treatments in Prosper

Used in dentistry for over 60 years, fluoride treatments are scientifically proven to strengthen tooth enamel by attracting minerals to the outer surfaces of teeth. Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body because of its high concentration of minerals. However, prolonged exposure to acid can erode tooth enamel by stripping away important minerals. Fortunately, if Dr. Ganjoor detects enamel damage during dental checkups, she can apply flavored fluoride supplements as a foam or gel to help remineralize your child’s tooth enamel.

In addition to preventive dental services, our team at Celina Family Dentistry is also committed to helping parents in our area establish proper oral hygiene habits in childhood. We provide fun and easy to understand instruction to children. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ganjoor at our Celina dentist office, contact us at (214) 851-0130. We serve patients of all ages from Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding areas.