Preventive dentistry sets your child up for lifelong thriving oral health! Thanks to regular cleanings and exams, minor dental issues can be discovered, addressed, and treated before they turn into severe problems. When paired with an at-home brushing and flossing routine, preventive care from our Winston-Salem practice can eliminate many dental issues altogether.
During a preventive care appointment, our cheery team of dental professionals will help your kiddo become familiar with the office, team, and overall environment. Then our excellent pediatric team will clean your child's teeth. Next, a detailed examination will be performed to discover if your child has any underlying issues that may require preventive care.
Once this is complete, Dr. Annie will outline a treatment plan designed specifically for your child. These treatment plans are aimed to focus on education, prevention, and if necessary, restorative and sedation modalities that fit the unique needs of your little brusher.
Dr. Annie Floor and her team in Winston-Salem will also provide expert advice on oral health for your child, which includes educating parents about the key factors that influence their oral health. Your child will be involved in the discussion and we’ll always explain everything in a fun, simple manner that they will understand and appreciate.
For parents of young children, we provide anticipatory guidance that helps better understand how their child is doing and what to expect.
As nutrition is tightly connected to one’s oral health, we focus on a beneficial nutrition plan for our little patients, giving them healthy choices for their everyday life.
Quite often, children and their parents are not aware they are cleaning teeth incorrectly. Dr. Annie Floor’s team will always make sure the patient’s teeth will be taken care of properly at home.
The AAPD recommends your child begin seeing the dentist at the eruption of their first tooth or no later than age 1. Following this initial exam, the AAPD recommends a dentist visit that works best for their needs.
In order for your child to eat, chew and speak properly, they must maintain a healthy set of baby teeth. Damaged or decayed baby teeth can cause them a lot of pain and discomfort. If your child loses one or more baby teeth prematurely, this can lead to future oral development problems. This is because baby teeth help form the “pathways” that the adult teeth follow when they emerge. If you believe your little one is losing teeth prematurely or is experiencing dental decay, give our office a call at (336) 815-2573 for an appointment.
Most dental insurance plans cover pediatric preventive care, such as six-month cleanings and exams. Our Winston-Salem team recommends consulting directly with your insurer to learn about coverage limits for pediatric preventive care, covered treatments, and other such information.