Your Child’s Healthy Teeth
Created on July 30, 2016
If you are a parent, it’s likely that before your baby was born you were thinking about interviewing pediatricians. It’s true that most soon-to-be-parents understand that having a trusted doctor in place is an important part of planning for baby. It’s also true that a trusted dentist is vital to a child’s health care from his or her earliest days.
Some parents believe that their child won’t need a dentist until he or she has a mouth full of permanent teeth. Not true. Dental care should actually start with their precious, toothless gums. And lifelong dental habits that protect teeth begin in a child’s earliest years.
A healthy mouth and teeth are just as crucial to a child’s health as good nutrition and doctor visits. The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees, reporting that tooth decay is the most common chronic diseases found in children. Additionally, more than 40% of children in the U.S. have tooth decay by the time they’re in kindergarten.
At Taylor Street Dental, we know that encouraging dental health for children goes hand-in-hand with their general health and wellbeing. And as our patients know, early dental visits teach a child that oral health is important, visiting the dentist can be a fun experience, and that tooth decay is a mostly preventable disease.
We offer children and their parents the best, most current advice, procedures and techniques when it comes to establishing good dental health, from infancy to adolescence. We have the expertise and training needed, and understand that children can’t be examined as if they were little adults.
Are your children current on their dental care? If not, now is the perfect time to put their dental health on your calendar. Call to schedule an appointment, today: (413) 781-7645.