Why is Kids Dentistry Such a Big Issue?
There has been a lot of talk in the news and in main stream media about kids dentistry. Childhood tooth decay, is the #1 chronic childhood illness. Developing good dental habits at an early age can contribute to, and prevent against childhood tooth decay will go a long way in ensuring that your kids are as healthy as possible. Dental habits, whether good or bad, are usually carried into later years.
Idaho Falls Choice Kids Dentist
At Oxford Dental Care we love providing kids dentistry. We go out of our way to make kids comfortable and to help them develop good dental habits at a young age. We have children and grandchildren of our own, so we know how important their health is. Dr. Drew is very good at helping kids feel relaxed. We try to make kids dentistry so enjoyable that they ask to come back. This will make your job a lot easier in getting them to keep up on their dental visits.
Many people ask when they should begin taking their kids to the dentist. Kids dentistry consists of two main parts. First is home care, and second is going to see the dentist
Home care should start from the time that a child is born. Rubbing the gums with a wet wash cloth is a good way to get children used to the idea of cleaning their mouth and will make things a lot easier when introducing brushing. Brushing should begin as soon as you can see the teeth. Brushing your kids’ teeth twice per day and not allowing them to go for long periods with sugars on their teeth will drastically increase their oral health and decrease the cost of kids dentistry in the long run.
You should begin taking your kids to see the dentist by age one. Establishing a routine of good oral hygiene and having a dental home for your kids will make the process much easier and minimize decay as your kids grow. At Oxford Dental Care we work hard to make sure that your kids enjoy their experience so that they get off on the right foot. Dentistry for Kids works best if your kids have good experiences from the get go.
For more information about kids dentistry visit http://www.aapd.org/assets/1/7/FastFacts.pdf
Oxford Dental Care is Your Source For Pediatric Dentistry
There are a few main objectives that you should have as a parent to maximize your child’s oral health.
The first thing to remember is that you should do everything that you can to minimize the amount of acid present in your child’s mouth, and minimize the length of time that acid is allowed to come into contact with their teeth.
Your child’s teeth should be strong! When acid comes in contact with the teeth, it softens them and allows the minerals to be pulled out and brushed away. The less acid, the more solid they will remain and the less tooth decay your child will experience.
The second thing to remember is that infection in any part of the body is bad. This goes for the mouth as well! Infections in your child’s mouth can cause gum disease along with a number of other dental issues that you would probably rather not deal with. Brushing and flossing combined with regular cleanings are vital in minimizing infection.
We know there are a lot of things to remember when it comes to your kids dentistry and health in general. If you can remember these two things you will be on the right track! Call us today for a convenient dental appointment for your entire family.