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Preventive & Diagnostic Dental Services for Children in Vero Beach, FL

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Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides preventive and diagnostic dental services for children in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Preventive care is at the heart of what we do as a pediatric dental practice. Not only do these services ensure that our patients have healthy smiles, they also help lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits. Our preventive and diagnostic services include:


Comprehensive Oral Evaluation

Also known as a routine dental check-up, these twice-a-year visits are critical when it comes to preventing cavities and other dental problems. During these visits, we also examine the mouth, head, and neck for any abnormalities.

Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis)

When plaque isn’t removed by brushing, it becomes a sticky cavity-causing substance called tartar—and the only way to remove tartar is with a professional dental cleaning. Once tartar is removed, teeth are polished to remove stains and create a smooth surface that makes it harder for new plaque deposits to form.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and prevents decay. It’s applied to the teeth in the form of a gel, foam, or varnish during your child’s comprehensive oral evaluation appointments.

Digital Radiographs

In order to identify decay, extra teeth, bone defects, tumors, and other dental issues that are not apparent upon visual examination, we use digital radiographs. These x-rays have lower radiation exposure than traditional x-rays and they can be viewed immediately on our computers.

Oral Hygiene Instructions

An important part of your child’s biannual check-ups is oral hygiene instruction. We teach all of our patients proper techniques for brushing, flossing, and rinsing to reinforce the healthy home habits that keep teeth and gums healthy.

Dental Sealants

Some children naturally have a number of grooves and crevices in their teeth where plaque and tartar can build up and cause cavities. Dental sealants are a safe resin material that is painted on the tooth surfaces to fill these crevices in order to prevent cavities. Getting dental sealants is quick, painless, and effective.

Custom Sports Mouth Guards

The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety states that dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports; the majority of these dental injuries are preventable.

Mouth guards protect teeth, mouths, and gums. Any child and or adult participating in sports that could potentially incur facial contact resulting in an injury should wear protective equipment including a mouthguard. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventive and Diagnostic Services

How can children keep their teeth healthy?
Visits to the dentist every six months for comprehensive evaluations and dental cleanings and good home oral hygiene habits are the best ways to keep children’s teeth healthy. It’s also important for kids to eat a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, healthy whole grains, calcium-rich foods, and high quality proteins in order to keep cavities at bay.
How often should a child have a dental check-up?
Children should go to the dentist every six months for a check-up. This is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and ensure good oral health.
When should a child have their first dental visit?
The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children first see the dentist around 12 months of age or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, whichever comes first.
Looking for a practice in the Floridas Treasure Coast area? Contact us at 772-569-4118 to schedule an appointment today!

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Dental Partners of Vero Beach
3790 7th Terrace, Suite 201
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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