Preventative Dental Care

Harbor Kids' Teeth

Lisa A Block, DMD, MS

Pediatric Dentist located in Gig Harbor, WA

Preventive dental care plays a huge role in keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy. At Harbor Kids’ Teeth in Gig Harbor, Washington, board-certified dentist Lisa Block, DMD, MS, specializes in providing your child with superior care. She focuses on helping children maintain their oral health from newborn to late teens. Start your child’s preventive dental care by calling Harbor Kids’ Teeth today or booking an appointment online.

Preventative Dental Care Q & A

What is preventive dental care?

Preventive dental care helps your child to avoid dental problems with good oral care practices. The team at Harbor Kids’ Teeth offers guidance and recommendations on keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy to prevent dental problems.

From the moment your child’s teeth start coming in, they can visit Dr. Block for her specialized preventive dental care. She keeps a record of your child’s oral health as they grow. She also helps your child learn a healthy dental care routine and stick with it throughout their childhood, teens, and adulthood.

How does preventive dental care work for my child?

When your child keeps routine visits with the team at Harbor Kids’ Teeth, they receive special preventive dental services that include:

  • Oral exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Sealants
  • Consultations

Throughout the years, your child develops a trusting relationship with Dr. Block and the pediatric dental team. This promotes a proactive lifestyle of good oral health.

How can my child play a role in preventive dental care?

Your child can be highly involved in the protection of their oral health. They’re encouraged to:

  • Brush their teeth at least two times a day
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash daily
  • Stay away from acidic foods that can harm their teeth’s enamel
  • Don’t chew hard foods, like nuts and candy
  • Lower their sugar intake

As they maintain healthy teeth and gums and see their good oral hygiene pay off, they become confident. They know that they have a hand in getting good reports from the dentist.

How will my child benefit from preventive dental care?

Preventive dental care helps your child lower their risk of developing dental problems, like cavities, gum disease, and more serious dental problems. Preventive dental care also promotes good oral hygiene habits.

During routine dental exams, Dr. Block can detect the early stages of dental problems, which can help eliminate the need for treatments or minimize them.

To schedule an appointment for your child, contact Harbor Kids’ Teeth today. Call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.