Preventative Care

Preventive care is dental care that aims to maintain good oral health. This consists of regular dental check-ups at least twice a year. It also includes the development of good brushing and flossing habits. Taking care of your teeth should begin in childhood and continue throughout one’s life.

Preventive Dental Care for Children

Preventive dentistry for kids can begin as soon as the first tooth emerges. This will help identify problems ahead of time before they can worsen. Services typically consist of the following:

Developing good dental habits such as brushing and flossing, insight on thumb sucking, and guidance for eating habits that will improve dental health
Regular teeth cleanings and oral exams
Fluoride application
Routine X-ray examinations
Fitting athletic mouth guards
Referrals to orthodontists
Referrals to other dental specialists
Helping parents identify related issues that may impact their child’s dental health

The Benefits of Preventive Dental Care

01 Lowering Risks

A lower risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems.

02 Promoting Good Habits

Promoting positive oral hygiene and building good habits, including brushing and flossing at least twice a day.

03 Identifying Problems

Identifying dental problems early on to minimize the cost and urgency of treatment.

04 Detecting other issues

A lower risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems.

05 Reduce Dental Problems

Helps reduce dental problems related to some chronic medical conditions. Diabetes, osteoporosis, certain cancers, and eating disorders can all influence dental and oral health.4 For people with chronic conditions, regular preventive dental care is an important part of a whole person's health.

06 Building Relationships

We love getting to know our patients and guarantee you will love to see us too!

At Children’s Dentistry of Council Bluffs, we strive to give every child the best dental experience possible. We know that a good pediatric dentist can make all the difference in your child’s oral health. That’s why we treat every patient with the care and compassion they deserve.