A childrens dentist is an important member of your child’s healthcare team. Children must get the oral health care they need to ensure a lifetime of good oral health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 52% of children will have at least one cavity in their baby (primary) teeth by the age of eight. Here is why children’s oral care is vital to their health.
Cavities are Painful
Keeping regularly scheduled appointments with a children’s dentist is important because children are prone to painful cavities. It is estimated that millions of educational hours are lost each year globally because of dental disease. Painful cavities can impact every area of your child’s development.
Working closely with a children’s dentist can help to prevent your child from developing cavities. A big part of what a dentist does for children is preventive treatment.
Develop Good Lifelong Oral Health Habits
Children should start seeing a dentist at about the age of one. The dentist will begin tracking your child’s oral health development from the first appointment. The dentist will partner with you and your child to help develop good oral health habits. Going to the dentist is necessary for everyone. Starting early in life will ensure that seeing the dentist regularly becomes a lifelong habit.
The dentist and the hygienist will work with your child to ensure that they develop healthy oral care habits that can prevent serious oral health diseases now and in the future. Professional oral health care focused on prevention can teach your child how to care for their teeth.
Utilize Early Intervention
Ensuring your child gets the oral health care they need can trigger early intervention strategies that can save them a lot of pain and suffering. Early interventions and treatments can help to prevent bigger dental problems down the road. The dentist monitors tooth development, and they can quickly address any problems early.
Teeth play a vital role in your child’s overall development. The teeth can impact speech development. They help your child to chew their food properly and aid in digestion. Yes, it is wonderful to have a great smile, but teeth are important for good health. Give us a call today to make an appointment today to get your child on the road to good oral health.