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Taking care of your child’s teeth is more important than you might realize. Without good oral health, the health of your child’s entire body can be compromised. Recent studies have proven the link between heart health and dental health is strong. This is why it is so important for you to make sure your child practices good oral hygiene habits and sees the dentist at least twice a year. Through good brushing and flossing habits and regular dental care, for preventative services, your child’s teeth and gums can stay as healthy as possible.

What Conditions Can Be Prevented Through Children’s Dentistry?

  1. Cavities are a common occurrence in children, because they typically do not know how to properly brush and floss their teeth. This is why most dentists recommend parents supervise their child’s oral care habits and even perform them for them up to a certain age. This helps to ensure your child is properly carrying out these tasks and getting their teeth as clean as possible. By making sure your child’s teeth are cared for at home and coupling that care with dental care, your child can help to avoid cavities that can cause major problems with the health of their teeth. Since cavities in the baby teeth can also affect the adult teeth, this is extremely important for your child’s oral health.
  2. Gum disease can be seen in people of all ages. Many parents do not realize their child can suffer from it as well. Gum disease is often seen in children who lack good oral hygiene habits and who do not visit the dentist as often as they should. With brushing and flossing at least twice a day and seeing the dentist, your child’s gum tissue can stay healthy. If issues do arise, the dentist will be able to treat them promptly, so they do not cause lasting damage.

If your child is in need of dental care, visit Masterpiece Smiles. They will care for your child’s teeth throughout their childhood and help to ensure their smile stays healthy and beautiful. Contact them today for an appointment.