In many ways, raising healthy children today challenges parent more than it did decades ago. While most parents realize they should call the doctor when their offspring is ill or due for childhood immunizations, many parents fail to appreciate the role good oral health plays in the overall health and well-being of their children. This blog post addresses the importance of excellent dental services for kids. Good oral health plays a significant role in raising a child whose teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. And a child who takes care of their teeth will grow into an adult who does the same.
Therefore, the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is true—especially as it relates to childhood health.
Good Dental Care for Kids
Although teeth are meant to last a lifetime, all too often, they don’t. One reason for this is that many children fail to prioritize dental hygiene. While it may seem odd, many dentists use a laser these days because it is less threatening to patients than the “dreaded” drilling sound upon which so many dentists rely. A good child’s dentist, such as Dr. Fred Wong of Blue Ocean Dentistry, takes steps to make sure procedures on kids take less time than those done on adults. Getting “little ones” in and out of the office quicker, with less waiting time and less time “in the chair,” is a justifiable priority.
When to Take Your Kids to the Dentist
When children celebrate their first birthday, take them to the dentist for a teeth cleaning appointment and first-time exam. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), make an appointment with a pediatric dentist as soon as a child’s first tooth appears. The academy also recommends that dentists check children’s teeth every six months. This way, they can help prevent cavities and other dental problems that can worsen with time. The best friend a parent of very young children can have may be their pediatric dentist. Healthy nutrition and avoidance of sugary snacks are also recommended for lifetime dental health—for children and adults, alike.
Make your child’s dental appointment today. Call (626) 852-6999.
About Dr. Fred Wong of Blue Ocean Dentistry in Glendora, California
Dr. Fred Wong and the staff at Blue Ocean Dentistry use the latest available dental treatments, equipment, and materials – all of which make a marked difference in our patients’ experiences. We are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal dental health. We creatively combine dental science and artistry — which can literally redesign your smile. Since even a subtle change in your smile will help you to project self-confidence and high self-esteem, we love helping you feel good about yourself. We deliver the finest dental care at the most reasonable cost and accept most dental insurance plans as well as CareCredit. For more about the dental treatment plans we offer or to schedule an appointment, call today (626) 852-6999.