Caring For Kids is Different
Choosing Your Child’s Dentist is Like Choosing Their Pediatrician
The team at Whole Health Dentistry understand this. Instilling good habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is essential for a lifetime of good oral health.
To ensure healthy teeth, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a ﬁrst visit by 3 years old. Children’s teeth can be very susceptible to cavities at a young age due to many factors:
• Children are not able to brush well on their own. Because of this, it is important for parents to be involved in their child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning as well as the development of proper dental habits.
• Little kids tend to eat more often during the day (grazing). This results in a prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may cause more cavities.
A tooth that is not as clean as it should be will be exposed to acid when food and juice contact it. This acid often speeds up the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can significantly reduce the chance of your child having a cavity.
Calming Dental Fears
One of our goals is to make sure that this and future generations of children grow up WITHOUT a fear of the dental office. And according to our many happy parents we are doing just that! Our office is a relaxed and happy place that children love to visit. Whether you have an active six-year-old, a scared three-year-old, or a child with special needs, we are here to help you.
Your Child’s Dental Health is SO Important
Children’s dentistry is very different from adult dentistry. Many people had unpleasant experiences at the dentist when they were growing up. We want to ensure that sort of thing does not happen with our young patients. Helping children form healthy oral habits and making their visits to the dentist a fun experience will be the foundation of a lifetime of dental health.
We believe good children’s dentistry is about more than just regular dental visits. Our job is to educate parents on good dental habits that lead to healthy smiles that last a lifetime.