It is never too early to start focusing on your child’s oral health. In fact, we recommend that you begin brushing as soon as the first tooth erupts and wiping the gums down even earlier than that. Tooth decay is a problem that affects a good percentage of Kindergarten-aged children and is largely preventable with good oral hygiene.
Early dental care for your children is important for many reasons. First, tooth decay has quickly become a chronic childhood problem. It is important to maintain the health of primary teeth because they are essential to proper chewing and are the guides for alignment of adult teeth. Losing baby teeth due to decay can have far reaching impacts on the alignment of adult teeth.
Developing a good day to day routine to care for your child’s teeth will help set them up for success. Forming good habits young helps ensure they will continue throughout childhood and adolescence. If you are unsure about the best way to properly care for your child’s teeth, we are always here to help.
Another important reason is to allow your child to become comfortable in the dentist’s office. By learning from an early age that dental cleanings are a simple and easy process, it will encourage them to maintain regular preventative dental visits.
Choosing a family dental practice can benefit parents. First, you have the convenience of everyone in your family being seen in the same office. Additionally, a family dentist is able to follow the development and progression of your child’s teeth. This allows any potential issues such as misalignment to be detected early and treatment to begin at the optimal time.
We know that the health of your child is important to you. By bringing them to our office for regular cleanings, you can help them have a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. To set up your child’s first appointment, call us today.