It is important to recognize children's dental health in order to call attention to an often overlooked aspect of oral health: child dental disease. Children are among the most vulnerable groups to tooth decay and is considered to be more common than other chronic conditions like asthma. Children are also more likely to develop gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Considering that developing mouths are incredibly important to ensuring long-term oral health into adulthood, Dr. Canatella, Dr. Neumeyer and the team members take this issue very seriously.
To promote awareness of this topic and help parents protect their child’s dental health for many years to come, our office wanted to highlight the importance of scheduling routine dental visits at a young age, not just when a problem appears. We’d also like to discuss helpful at-home care tips that every parent should know and how a family dentist is particularly equipped to manage child dental care in a calm and comforting environment.
When you’re making sure that your child is staying active or eating right, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do the same when it comes to their oral health.