According to the CDC, about 20% of children between the ages of five and eleven have at least one untreated cavity. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, which is the result of thousands of bacteria in the mouth eating away at the enamel and underlying layers of the teeth. Without proper oral hygiene routines to remove these bacteria, many children are put at risk of decay, cavities and even gum disease, a progressive oral disease that can eventually break down the supporting tissues of the mouth. By starting your child off on the path to good oral hygiene from a young age, we can establish habits that will keep their smiles happy and healthy for a lifetime.
Oral health starts even before your child’s first tooth has made its debut. By taking your child to the dentist as early as possible, you help them learn to be comfortable with dental cleanings and our doctors, so we can help them establish healthy oral hygiene routines to protect their teeth. It also gives our doctors the opportunity to watch your child’s smile as they grow and develop to address any dental concerns before they become problems. For example, if we notice malocclusion, or a misaligned bite, we can begin discussing orthodontic treatment options, such as Fast Braces, with you sooner rather than later.
We look forward to developing a comfortable, trusting relationship with you and your child; however, if they experience dental fear or anxiety, please let us know. We offer sedation dentistry to help them relax and enjoy their visit with us.