Everyone at Jerger Pediatric Dentistry is delighted to announce the December 2021 Smile of the Month Club members! These kids have astounded us time and again with their commitment to brushing and flossing every day. Not only are their teeth sparkling and bright, but their smiles are healthy and cavity-free.
Please join us in congratulating these smiling superstars!
Prevent Cavities Before They Start
In the early stages, preventing dental problems like cavities is essential for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We believe prevention is the best medicine, especially when you have the support, guidance, and educational tools needed for excellent dental health.
Does your child need preventive dentistry in Decatur, IL? Jerger Pediatric Dentistry offers comprehensive dental care to children of all ages and abilities, including preventive care and patient education. Preventive dental care involves protecting your child’s teeth and gums from disease, decay, and other health concerns. We also teach children and their families how to best care for their teeth and gums at home. Preventive dental care is a combined effort among kids, parents, and our dental team.
Preventive dental care often includes:
- Brushing at least twice daily to remove plaque and bacteria from teeth
- Flossing at least once every day to keep the gums and teeth clean
- Rinsing with child-safe mouthwash
- Eating healthy, nutritious foods
- Avoiding sweets, candies, and foods and drinks high in sugar
- Visiting the dentist for routine exams and professional teeth cleanings
If your child practices these healthy habits, they can minimize their risk for developing cavities, gum disease, and other issues. It’s also important to know that your dentist can prevent or slow tooth decay with other treatments, such as fluoride and sealants.
Ready to Schedule Your Child’s Dental Exam and Cleaning?
Dr. Bret Jerger provides gentle and personalized pediatric dentistry in Decatur, IL. Everyone on our dental team wants your child to have a problem-free smile for life. We work with children and their families to ensure their mouths stay healthy and happy throughout childhood and adolescence. We are here for your child every step of the way.
Please get in touch with us today to schedule a dental exam and cleaning.