Pediatric Dental Care
Pediatric dental care is important as it helps ensure your child is in brilliant oral health from infancy to teenage years. Proper care of your baby’s dental system includes having routine dental checkups for tooth decay and cavities, which can cause pain and other serious medical issues. It may also include getting essential treatments such as extractions, fillings, fluoride, and sealants.
At David L Evans DDS, we are committed to providing the highest standards of quality dental health care and treatment to children and teens. Our oral care treatments include dental exams cleaning, and other oral health procedures.
What is the Importance of Pediatric Dental Care?
At David L Evans DDS, our number one priority is to raise awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene from a young age. As a parent, you should teach your children oral hygiene procedures as early as infancy. If you’ve not done so, we recommend you take your child for their first dental visit between the age of one and two years.
A pediatric dentist will perform a full exam of your child’s teeth, gums, jaws, and oral tissues during the first visit to establish growth and development. Depending on your child’s age and condition, the dentist may also do a gentle cleaning to remove stains, tartar, and plaque.
Remember that poor oral hygiene can lead to:
- Bad bite
- Painful infections
- Issues with speech development
- Poor nutrition
- Problem with teeth growth and development
How Often Should You Care for an Infant’s Teeth?
Wipe your baby’s gums at least once a day or brush their teeth twice a day, depending on their age. Get your child a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and help them learn how to brush their teeth regularly. Also, ensure your child visits a dentist every six months.
Contact a Pediatric Dentist
At David L Evans DDS, we are adequately equipped to handle any oral issues and maintain that little smile on your child’s face. Please make an appointment online, or call us at 303-442-0990 to get started.