Good Oral Health Habits Start Young
March 1, 2023 / Category: Dental Care
For many folks, the dentist can provoke anxiety. Creating good dental habits from an early age can help to promote a positive, life-long relationship with your dentistry team. Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of children from infancy to adolescence. Dr. Abas and his team are specially trained to handle the unique dental needs of children and to make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible for both the child and the parent. Starting a consistent dental routine from infancy will help to ensure your child will have a lifetime of good oral health.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child should have their first dental visit by the age of one, or within six months after their first tooth appears. This early visit allows the dental team to establish a relationship with the child and their family, and to monitor the child’s oral development as they grow. Preventative care is a key focus of pediatric dentistry. This includes regular check-ups, cleanings, and tooth sealants, which can help to prevent cavities and other oral health problems.
Our team understands children’s needs and concerns and strives to help support children:
- Explore their natural curiosity and help them learn essential tooth/oral health facts
- Encourage them to want to take care of themselves and their oral health
- Establish and maintain a positive relationship with our dentistry team
Beginning your child’s oral health routine from an early age will also help to address concerns that may be present. This can include fillings for cavities, extractions for baby teeth, and orthodontic treatment for teeth that are not properly aligned. With nearly half of all children ages two to eleven showing signs of tooth decay, it is easy to see how important it is to have a relationship with your dentist. Our team is proficient in the use of specialized techniques and equipment to make these treatments as comfortable as possible for children.
Pediatric dentistry is an important aspect of your child’s healthcare. As such, we don’t want your child to fear the dentist — we strive to make our pediatric patients feel comfortable, and even enjoy their visit! We look forward to being on your team to help promote healthy oral health for the little ones in your house!
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