Tooth Decay in Children: Reasons Why Children Dentistry Services are Important
When it comes to your children, you tend to look for the best options. And when it comes to children dentistry in Surrey, your best option just happens to be City Dental Centre.
City Dental Centre not only provides routine dental exams and teeth clinic for children, but our children dentistry services also include pediatric fluoride treatments. This treatment is especially important, especially for Surrey. This is because the water in Surrey is not fluoridated, even though fluoridated water can reduce the amount of tooth decay.
Even the American Dental Association changed its guidelines by recommending that parents use toothpastes with fluoride as soon as their child gets their first tooth. The reason? Well, that tooth decay in young kids is widespread problem.
Baby teeth are just as vulnerable to tooth decay and infection. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a baby’s teeth are in danger of tooth decay from their very first appearance, which tends to be between six to twelve months.
Tooth decay can affect the way a child eats, which can have detrimental results to their overall health and development. It can also lead to the loss of a tooth, which may cause the teeth on the other sides of the missing tooth to move. Because baby teeth are essentially saving space for their permanent teeth, this shift will cause further problems when the child’s permanent tooth is ready to come in.
If that doesn’t convince you, then maybe you should listen to Dr. Courtney Chinn, a pediatric dentist from New York and a clinical associate professor at New York University’s College of Dentistry who stated that:
- One in four preschoolers in the US already has a cavity.
- Tooth decay is five to eight time more common than asthma in children.
- Tooth decay can interfere with a child’s ability to eat, sleep, speak properly and learn
This is why it’s important to have regular dental checkups for your children—and for yourself!
If you have concerns about any dental anxieties that your child may have, City Dental Centre has a “kid-friendly” atmosphere and provides plenty of distractions for your child, including music and DVDs.
And the dental technology used also grants quick and pain-free children dentistry services.
City Dental Centre provides children dentistry services for children of all ages, from infant to teens. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our clinic in Surrey. You can also book an appointment.