Family Dental Virginia Beach
We care for your family dental needs including children of all ages and as young as three years old. However, if you notice your child has a problem with his or her teeth or gums prior to this age, please give us a call. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for your little one. Dr. Leibowitz recommends you bring your child to your dental check-up when he or she is about two, so your child becomes familiar with the sights and sounds and our friendly staff in our dental office. Your child’s independent dental checkup at age three will involve a tooth-by-tooth inspection and periodontal exam. Dr. Leibowitz will check for proper development, as well as tooth decay and any other areas of concern.
As your child grows, he or she will need regular dental checkups to ensure optimal oral health. Our team will also teach homecare techniques so your child can learn how to effectively brush and floss, with your help at first, then on his or her own. Dr. Leibowitz may recommend fluoride supplements or dental sealants. Fluoride attracts other minerals to strengthen tooth enamel and ward off cavities. Because most bottled water does not contain fluoride, your child may be deficient in this essential mineral. Sealants are thin, clear coatings that protect hard-to-clean back teeth from sugars that cause tooth decay. Fluoride Supplements and Sealants are quick and easy protective measures that can save your child from cavities.
You owe to your child to find out as much as possible about children’s dentistry and the importance of optimal oral health from a young age. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call us today at 757-424-3555.