Regular dental visits are important for children. Here are a few reasons why:
- Prevention: children’s dietary habits change as they grow, become independent and develop preferences. Diet is a key player in cavity prevention and can also be the cause of many cavities. At each visit we will discuss your child’s diet and try to give helpful suggestions to assist in preventing cavities. Cleanings are also excellent opportunities for earning trust and developing positive dental experiences.
- Early Diagnosis: Sometimes a child can look like they have perfect teeth and have cavities only visible by x-rays. Children also may or may not verbalize their pain depending on their age and personality. They may be having tooth pain or decay that goes unnoticed without proper examination.
Why Are Baby Teeth Important?
Baby teeth, also known as Primary teeth, are important for speech development, maintaining good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly, and assist the permanent teeth by saving space while providing a path for them to follow when they erupt. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42% of children aged 2 to 11 years old. Kids with dental cavities and oral infections have a higher tendency to become sick, lose concentration at school and miss school days due to dental visits and pain. Cavities that are left untreated can sometimes lead to severe and life threatening infections. No child deserves a toothache! We are committed to offering after-hours emergency care and will always make room for your child to be seen when they are in pain.