All parents want the best for their children. By partnering with a children’s dentist at the office of Great Smiles Pediatric and Orthodontics, you can help ensure your kids enjoy the benefits of optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.
Once the baby teeth start to appear, it is time to start taking care of your child’s smile. When periodic checkups begin at an early age and continue as recommended, a pediatric dentist can follow a child’s dental growth and development and effectively treat any emerging issues to maintain optimal dental health.
It’s important to keep in mind that routine checkups in conjunction with early instruction in the fundamentals of proper oral hygiene and a nutritious diet that is low in sweets benefit more than just the health of your child’s smile These steps also support your kid’s overall well-being! Moreover, effective dental routines established when your child is young provide a strong foundation for maintaining a lifetime of good oral health.
While tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, it is also highly preventable. For this reason, a comprehensive program of routine preventive care is essential. To provide an added level of protection against the development of cavities, our office may also recommend periodic fluoride therapy and the application of dental sealants as indicated to strengthen and shield the teeth. Both procedures have been demonstrated to significantly reduce a child’s risk of tooth decay
In addition to the detection and treatment of cavities, by monitoring your child’s ongoing oral health and development, any significant changes in diet, the emergence of harmful oral habits, unfavorable jaw growth, poorly aligned teeth, or oral trauma that can rapidly alter the function and health of a young smile can be detected and addressed as required. And, because accidents while playing sports account for a high percentage of dental injuries in school-age children, it’s is a good idea to inform our office of the sports activities your child will be joining throughout the year. In this way, a custom mouthguard to protect your child’s smile can be fabricated.
At the office of Great Smiles Pediatric and Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.