Preventative dentistry for babies and children

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on the importance of preventative dentistry for babies and children and having your child visit the dentist regularly
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Preventative dentistry for babies and children

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Preventative dentistry is basically keeping your child cavity free and keeping their smile healthy. Preventative dentistry consists of your dental visits every six months, excellent home oral hygiene, proper minerals such as calcium and fluoride for your teeth, and sealants, which are coverings for your back molars that can protect food and particles from getting into the grooves and fissures. Most cavities happen on the back teeth and sealants can prevent that from happening. Healthy snacking involves minimal sugar. We don't like intermittent snacking. What we recommend is that the child have a diet that is full of fruits, vegetables, and calcium rich snacks. You also want to stay away from sticky snacks, candy and anything that has a chance of getting stuck in the pesky grooves.

Pediatric Dentist Michelle Kelman, DDS, shares advice for parents on the importance of preventative dentistry for babies and children and having your child visit the dentist regularly

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Michelle Kelman, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle M. Kelman is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent dentistry for healthy children and children with complex medical history. Dr. Michelle is on the Pediatric Surgical Team and Craniofacial Team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and on faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Pediatrics. Dr. Michelle has lectured internationally and taught continuing education courses on topics including pediatric patient behavior management and advancements in pediatric dentistry. These advancements include everything from equipment technology to introducing complementary and alternative therapies for your child's health needs. Active in the community, Dr. Michelle has offered numerous pediatric oral healthcare presentations to community groups, professional organizations and various healthcare professionals around the country with a special emphasis on pediatric behavior management and dental treatment using both traditional and natural methods for children with various medical conditions.

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