Healthy teeth, healthy child
- Posted on: Jul 15 2015
- Posted in: Dental Health
Back before your first baby was even born, you may have begun interviewing pediatricians. Most parents-to-be understand that having a trusted doctor in place is an important part of planning for baby. And it’s true. It’s also true that a trusted dentist is vital to your child’s health care from his or her earliest days.
Some parents think that their child won’t need a dentist until he or she has a mouth full of permanent teeth. But dental care should actually start with their adorable toothless gums. Plus, lifelong habits that protect teeth begin in your child’s earliest years.
Unfortunately, many families don’t have a pediatric dentist on their resource list, which is, simply put, not healthy. That’s because a healthy mouth and teeth are just as crucial to a child’s wellness as good nutrition and doctor visits. And the American Academy of Pediatrics agrees. The AAP reports that tooth decay is the most common chronic diseases found in children. And more than 40% of children in the U.S. have tooth decay by the time they’re in kindergarten!
At Children’s Dental FunZone, we know that supporting good oral health for children goes hand-in-hand with their general health and wellbeing. And as our patients and their families know, early dental visits teach a child important lessons, such as:
- Oral health is important.
- Going to the dentist can be a low-stress, even fun experience.
- Tooth decay is a mostly preventable disease.
- Decay and other tooth and gum problems can be stopped or managed when discovered early.
- When you come to the Children’s Dental FunZone, you are special.
We offer “our kids” and their parents the best, most current advice, procedures and techniques when it comes to establishing good dental health — from infants to teenagers. One reason we are able to provide the kind of treatment that you want for you children is that we have the expertise and training to understand that they can’t be examined and treated as if they are just little adults.
Are your children up-to-date on their dental check-ups and care? Put their dental health back on your calendar: make an appointment today at 800-717-KIDS.