DID YOU KNOW THAT TOOTH DECAY is the most common chronic disease in children? An estimated 42 percent of children between ages two and 11 get tooth decay in their baby teeth, and it doesn’t stop there, with 59 percent of kids between 12 and 19 getting at least one cavity.
As alarming as these statistics are, childhood tooth decay can be prevented with good oral health habits and regular dental appointments.
Why Schedule A Back-To-School Dental Appointment?
When it comes to the health of your children’s teeth, an ounce of prevention is absolutely worth a pound of cure. If you wait until there’s an obvious problem, it’ll take more extensive (and expensive) treatment to fix. Teeth won’t start to hurt until decay has reached the dental pulp, so bring your children in for an appointment before it can get that far.
What To Expect At Our Office
We pride ourselves in making our “little” patients feel comfortable and safe in our chair. If your child has any specific fears or issues, please feel free to let us know, and we will do out best to accommodate in any way we can. We also welcome any new patients to come and take a look around before your initial visit.
What You Can Do For Your Child’s Teeth At Home
Here’s a few tips to keep your child’s oral hygiene on track in between appointments:
We’ll See You Soon!
Make sure your kids start off their school year right: with healthy teeth and the confidence to share their smile with new friends and teachers. Call now to schedule your child’s back-to-school dental examination!