The National Institute for Dental Research estimates that kids miss 52 million hours of school each year due to oral health problems. Find out if your child is at risk for early childhood tooth decay. Tooth decay can result when cavities form between children’s teeth. If left untreated, cavities can result in pain and undue complications. Another problem affecting children is gum disease. Gum disease, which can result in tender, puffy, and red gums, affects about 40% of children aged 2-3 years old. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of gum disease.
Childhood dentist visits allow for early detection of oral health issues. Proper cleanings and fluoride treatments help prevent gum disease, cavities, and other oral diseases that could result in a lifetime of complications. Additionally, oral hygiene lessons for at-home care help kids establish healthy habits to last a lifetime. Early treatments and regular care prevent oral health problems that could affect a child’s health, well-being, self-image, and overall achievement.
Early oral health care is crucial, but why choose a Pediatric Dentist for your child?
- Pediatric Dentists are committed to providing quality dental care to infants, children, and adolescents in a comfortable and safe setting.
- Comprehensive pediatric dental care includes counseling on potentially damaging habits, such as thumb sucking.
- Pediatric Dentists have experience and unique qualifications to care for children’s teeth, gums, and mouth.
- Providers are trained to treat special needs patients.
Burg Children’s Dentistry realizes the critical importance of children’s dental health. The warm and playful atmosphere and caring staff at Burg ensures a positive beginning to your child’s ever-important oral health care journey, because every child deserves a beautiful smile!