The very young, pre-teens & teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their dental behavior, guiding their dental growth & development & helping them avoid future dental problems. At Leinassar Dental Excellence, we make every effort to provide your child, our valued patient, with the best that dentistry has to offer.
Teaching your kids the right way to take care of their smile is very important. Dr. Leinassar would be glad to give both you & your child the oral hygiene education you need in order to keep you clean & cavity-free.
Begin daily brushing as soon as the child's first tooth erupts. A pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough not to swallow it. By age 4 or 5, children should be able to brush their own teeth twice a day, with supervision, until about age 7, in order to make sure they are doing a thorough job. However, each child's progress will be different. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer & chewing surfaces. When teaching children to brush, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. Start along the gum line with a soft bristle brush in a gentle circular motion. Brush the outer surfaces of each— tooth, upper & lower. Repeat the same method on the inside surfaces & chewing surfaces of all the teeth. Finish by brushing the tongue to help freshen breath & remove bacteria.
Flossing removes plaque between the teeth where a toothbrush can't reach. Flossing should begin when any two teeth touch. You may wish to floss the child's teeth until he or she can do it alone. Use about 18 inches of floss, winding most of it around the middle fingers of both hands. Hold the floss lightly between the thumbs & forefingers. Use a gentle, back-&-forth motion to guide the floss between the teeth. Curve the floss into a C-shape & slide it into the space between the gum & tooth until you feel resistance. Gently scrape the floss against the side of the tooth. Repeat this procedure on each tooth. Don't forget behind the four teeth in the back!
These oral hygiene tips are important, especially for your kids. By educating them at a younger age, they’ll have the correct knowledge to provide them with a lifetime of excellent dental health! Call Leinassar Dental Excellence for your appointment & consultation today!
Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth. A sealant is a simple procedure in which Dr. Leinassar places a clear or tooth-colored acrylic "coating" onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves where decay is most likely to begin. This technique is usually done on permanent molars as soon as they have erupted enough to be sealed. Sometimes, primary molars have grooves deep enough to require sealing as well. At less than half the cost of conventional filling, without any anesthetics or drilling, sealants are one of the most important preventive tools Leinassar Dental Excellence offers. Call us at Leinassar Dental Excellence to schedule your appointment today!
Dental check-ups on a regular basis are a very important part of maintaining your child's teeth & establishing good habits for diet & home care. The frequency of your visits to Leinassar Dental Excellence is based upon your child's needs & oral health. During your visit, Dr. Leinassar will update the medical history, check your child's teeth for cavities, review oral hygiene instructions & diet & evaluate your child for developing orthodontic needs. Fluoride treatments are provided & home fluoride rinses or tablets are prescribed when needed & appropriate.
One Convenient Location for All of Your Dental Needs
We are located at the foot of 14th Street on the waterfront.
1414 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR 97103
Address: 1414 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103 Phone: 503-325-0310
Convenient Hours Before & After Work or School
At Leinassar Dental Excellence, we provide you with the preventive & restorative care you need without having to take time off from work or school. It’s just another way we show our patients how much we care.
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