Fluoride plays a crucial role in the preventing cavities, especially for children. We encourage regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste. In cases where brushing alone is ineffective at protecting developing teeth, fluoride may need to be applied twice a year to reduce the likelihood of cavities being formed.
When a tooth falls off prematurely, a new tooth will grow to replace it. If a permanent tooth takes an unreasonably long time to form, the surrounding teeth can bend into the gap, causing problems that will require painful orthodontic treatment at a later stage. A space maintainer is used to maintain an empty space for the new tooth. The space maintainer clip ensures sufficient space for a new tooth and supports the surrounding teeth too.
Tongue thrusting mouth breathing thumb sucking can be prevented.