Prevention is a major part of ensuring your child grows up to be free of dental disease. Early visits to the dentist help establish healthy habits and behaviors and identify factors that may put your child at risk for dental cavities. Regular continuing care visits ensure your child stays healthy and free of dental decay. By identifying your child’s risk for dental disease, an appropriate continuing care schedule can be determined for your child. Periodic evaluations, professional cleanings, professional fluoride applications, dental X-rays, sealants and remineralization therapy are all beneficial forms of prevention that help your child to grow and develop free of dental disease.