Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is critical while they are young.
Tooth decay and gum disease can hamper speech development. It can make it more difficult for the child to eat healthy food. Unhealthy teeth shrink a child’s self-confidence. This, in turn, puts mental health at risk. Mouth pain can also affect school performance.
Maintaining dental health in childhood is essential for a high quality of life.
The Health Benefits Continue Into Adulthood
When your child moves into adulthood, dental health should still be a priority.
You may be surprised that poor oral hygiene increases the risk of many diseases:
- Heart Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Kidney Cancer
- Blood Cancers
- Lung Cancer
At Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers, we help young kids and teenagers maintain healthy teeth and gums. We also detect problems in the early stages when they are easier (and less expensive) to fix.
Lifelong Oral Health Starts Early
Children should see a pediatric dentist when their first tooth erupts. This is much earlier than many parents realize. Put dental appointments on your to-do list along with well-child check-ups and immunizations.
You might think you know the basics of proper dental hygiene for children, but it is wise to get a refresher course from one of our expert, child-friendly hygienists.
We can also discuss sealants, bite issues, fluoride supplements, thumb sucking, and orthodontia. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
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