Dental One Associates of Bel Air
3435 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Suite E, Abingdon, MD 21009

Stop Your Preschooler’s Cavities Before They Start

Cavity Prevention

Preschoolers are at risk of developing cavities, so tooth decay prevention should be part of every parent’s focus during these important early years. Preventing cavities in children takes diligent oral hygiene, attention to eating habits, and regular professional dental care. The most important part of a child’s dental care routine is brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily to clean between teeth where plaque collects and causes tooth enamel to break down. When kids are old enough to brush their teeth without accidentally swallowing toothpaste, they should begin learning to brush on their own.

Control Sugar Consumption. 

Sugary snacks should only be allowed in strict moderation. Parents should not allow young children to fall asleep with a bottle at bedtime. Acids from juice or milk that sits inside the mouth eat away at tooth enamel and can damage both primary and adult teeth.

The Purpose of Fluoride. 

The fluoride added to municipal water sources works internally to protect developing teeth before they erupt. Fluoride in dental products works topically to strengthen teeth that have already appeared. Both fluoride sources are important. If you don’t have access to water with added fluoride, ask your dentist about fluoride supplements.

Dental Sealants

. Children who have teeth with deeply grooved molars that tend to trap food particles may benefit from tooth sealants. Sealants are clear or colored coatings applied to the grooved and pitted chewing surfaces of teeth to protect them from decay caused by plaque. Because they cover the areas where most cavities begin, sealants can be a powerful weapon against them.

Preventing Cavities in Baby Teeth. 

Cavities in primary teeth should usually be filled. If decay becomes extensive and the tooth is lost, it may cause spacing problems that affect permanent teeth. Schedule dental check-ups twice a year when all baby teeth have appeared. If you see signs of tooth decay, or a baby tooth darkens, see your dentist in Abingdon immediately.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abingdon, call Dental One Associates of Bel Air today at (410) 698-1674 or make an appointment.

 

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Patient Reviews
Dentist and assistant are very personable and explain in detail all procedures to be performed.
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I saw Dr Blaney. What a wonderful personable person!! He made me so comfortable and went well above the limit of patient assistance. He made sure that I would be well taken care of in the next […]
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I always have a good experience with Gabby during my dental cleanings. She’s always very patient and willing to answer any questions I have no matter how many times I ask her to go over details […]
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Dr Blaney is great. Always on time and super down to earth.
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Great work and Everyone was so nice.
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Appointment was on time. Nancy is always very professional and efficient, she explains exactly what she is doing and what I can do to help improve my dental care
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Everyone one was nice, my appointment was quick and the experience was good.
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The staff are so wonderful! They are engaging and really take time to educate you so you can achieve optimal oral health. Love it there!
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The staff is friendly and they expedite you quickly There is very little waiting around.
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Because everyone is so nice and puts patients first.
Mary W.
Knowledgable and friendly staff.
Gary Y.
No waiting time for appointment. Skill & personality of Tammy, my Hygienist. She is always so caring and reassuring.
Martha P.
Dr Blaney and his assistant made me feel at ease in the chair.
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Friendly staff, efficient. Pleasant experience.
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Great dentist (Dr. Chhatwal) and staff. My first visit to the dentist in a long time, and it was a very positive experience.
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Dr. Chattwald is always very personable, accommodating and corrects what ever issues I have right away. The staff members I meet are always very helpful and user friendly.
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The rating for this facility should be 5 +++. The dentist I seen used his lunch break to sit me for an appointment. He and his assistant are always smile, great sense of humo. The dentist provided […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 698-1674
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