Why Good Dental Health is Important
According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease in America is tooth decay. Early treatment prevents problems affecting a child’s health, well-being & self-image.
It is important to introduce oral care early in a child's life—as early as infancy. We see children starting at age one.
The American Dental Hygiene Association states that a good oral hygiene routine for children includes:
- Thoroughly cleaning your infant’s gums after each feeding with a water-soaked infant cloth.
- Helping your child brush with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
- Helping your child floss at night
- Regular visits with us every 6 months
- Application of sealants on molars to help prevent cavities on the chewing surface