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Preventive Treatments

Dentistry involves more than just correcting problems or issues that have already occurred. Preventive dental treatments are designed to prevent certain oral health problems from occurring in the future. By receiving preventive dental treatments, children are less likely to require major dental procedures later in life.

Childhood is the best time in a person’s life to receive preventive dental treatments. This is because dentists have significantly more flexibility in controlling the health and well-being of teeth that are still growing rather than teeth that have already fully developed. Once a person’s teeth have finished growing, it becomes much more difficult to correct most dental issues. As a result, parents are strongly encouraged to consider preventive treatments whenever possible.

At Gentle Touch Smiles for Kids, we provide children with several different preventive treatment options, including:

  • Complete Dental Checkups: We take preventive measures during each complete dental checkup. By thoroughly examining your child’s teeth and taking digital X-rays, we can detect minor oral health issues before they become serious dental problems.
  • Fluoride Applications: Fluoride works to strengthen tooth enamel, which prevents tooth decay and cavities from occurring.
  • Mouth Guards: By wearing protective mouth guards, children are less likely to experience oral injury when playing contact sports.
  • Sealants: Many children receive dental sealants as a way of protecting their back teeth from damage, while also making them easier to clean and maintain.

If you would like to learn more about the preventive treatments offered at Gentle Touch Smiles for Kids, please call us at (302) 213-3300 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Just went for my sons first ever visit to the dentist and my friend had recommended this location to us. Went there and it was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was super friendly and my son had a great time. The play area, known as the "Smile Zone" is wonderful for relaxing kids before they have to see the dentist. Then the staff there is super nice and friendly which makes it even better for the kids. Definitely going to continue to take my son there!"

Jenna H Jenna H.

"Where do I begin as my children are new patients this Practice by far is the best Pediatric Dental Office I have ever seen or experienced! From the pleasant staff to the top notch service! Kid friendly is an understatement from the comfortable lounge area to the free arcade. The technicians we amazing my children are asking when do we go back! Extremely happy with my decision to take my children here thank you! We are here to stay!!!"

Queen P Queen P.

"I love the facility, the people, and the caliber of care of Gentle Smiles. My daughter went from scared of the dentist to excited to go, and that is after this team had to spend extra time cleaning her teeth from the years of build-up that our previous dentist left. I love that they allow you to stay with your child during dental work, should you desire to. I now carry Gentle Smiles business cards with me to give to people I know."

Mary M Mary M.
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