Every stage of a child’s dental development is an important one. The earlier parents can find just the right pediatric dental home the better able they will be to forestall any serious problems that could arise. If left undetected a small, possibly reversible cavity, for example, can become a major issue.
The best way to avoid complications is to prevent it. Regular six-month professional checkups and a healthy regimen of home care will improve the odds of your child having fewer cavities and lessen his chances of developing gum disease later in life.
There are so many products on the market today that it’s hard to know which toothpaste will work best for your child. Professional advice can save parents from buying a product that isn’t appropriate for their child’s particular needs. If your pediatric dentist suspects that your child may be at greater risk for tooth decay, for instance, he may recommend a toothpaste that is high in fluoride content. If your child is having trouble sticking to a home care plan his hygienist may suggest switching to an electric toothbrush as a faster, more convenient to use an alternative.
Childhood bruxism can go unnoticed particularly if your son or daughter sleeps in their own room and no one else hears the grinding and clenching that often goes on during the overnight hours. Regular checkups will detect any telltale signs.
Take a tour of the kid-friendly office of Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry on the website www.kids-dental.com. Call 303-835-9330 to schedule your appointment.