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Taking Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist Early on in His or Her Life is One Thing He or She will Thank You For

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Dental Care | 0 comments

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that more than 40 percent of children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten, making this the most common chronic disease among children in the US.

When it comes to the health of your child’s teeth, there is no better time to start practicing excellent oral hygiene than before he or she turns one year old. Through pediatric dental care, you can be assured that your child’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases.

Primary or baby teeth are very important for two reasons: these help a child eat, speak, and chew naturally and with ease, and, since baby teeth provide a pathway for the adult, permanent teeth to erupt, keeping baby teeth healthy and free from cavities is, therefore, important.

A pediatric dentist can help keep your child’s teeth healthy by making sure that plaque build-up and food debris that may be stuck in his or her teeth are removed. This is an important part of dental care because it stops the continuous growth of bacteria, which may eventually lead to other dental diseases like tooth decay or inflammation of the gum tissue.

Thus, it is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and pediatric dentists and hygienists to start taking a child to the dentist even before his or her first birthday as this will help promote healthy gums and teeth during his or her childhood years.

Babylon Dentist Care suggests the idea of starting dentist appointments for your child early on in his or her life in order to teach him or her how to properly take care of his or her teeth and gums (i.e. brushing and flossing– when he or she is old enough). Learning these techniques early on is very important for overall oral health. A dentist can also help choose the best toothbrush for kids, recommend the best type of toothpaste based on your child’s needs and provide recommendations for tooth sealants as your child gets older.

 

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