With summer in full swing, you and your kids suddenly have a lot more time on your hands. While lounging around for a few weeks may be good your little one, this is no time to remain lax on dental care. Just like the rest of the year, your kids will need to practice good dental habits during the summer. Do you have any questions about children’s dentistry?

Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Dentistry

Question: Do kids need regular checkups?

Answer: Absolutely! Summertime is a great time to bring your little one in for a routine checkup or dental cleaning. Just call ahead and make an appointment. We can also place a dental filling if necessary or perform any other dental treatments without the worry of missing school.

Question: What are some healthy snack options?

Answer: Instead of stocking the fridge with candy, ice cream, or soda, why not offer healthier options? Protect their smiles with fresh fruit and vegetables. You should also encourage your kids to drink more water, staying hydrated is important, especially in the summer months.

Question: Does playing outside improve dental health?

Answer: A little time in the sun exposes your children to UV rays, which offer the body a vital boost of vitamin D. In addition to improving mood, vitamin D also strengthens bones and teeth.

Question: Does my child need dental sealants or fluoride treatments?

Answer: A fluoride treatment helps strengthen the outer enamel of your child’s teeth. Dental sealants protect the rear molars from tooth decay and preventing food and bacteria from becoming stuck between them. We can provide both of these treatments for children who are susceptible to tooth decay as part of our approach to children’s dentistry. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Dr. Truong today.

About Dr. Truong: Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. Our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).