Naylors Court Dental Partners

Preventing Cavities in Children

September 10, 2019
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Posted By: Naylors Court Dental Partners

At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we believe in practicing preventive dentistry early on. Our pediatric dentistry in Owings Mills prioritizes patient education for the youngest members of our dental family. Tooth decay can happen early; any child is at risk for tooth decay once teeth begin to emerge. 

Our Owens Mills pediatric dentists do not take tooth decay or infection lightly since it’s essential to establish good oral hygiene routines as early as possible, so they become habitual. 

The Importance of Early Oral Health

When bacteria is allowed to sit on teeth after eating or drinking, it causes plaque that can eat away at your enamel. If nothing is done to prevent this, cavities can develop in both baby teeth and adult teeth. Even though your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out to make room for permanent teeth, we still believe in the importance of keeping both sets of teeth healthy and clean.  When teeth are weak or missing, your child can have a hard time eating the foods they need or correctly pronouncing words during a critical phase in their development. Your child’s nutrition and ability to process and form language is part of their growth process—which is why oral health can be vital. 

How Do I Prevent Cavities in My Child?

Children’s dentistry in Pikesville focuses on healthy oral habits that start at home. Parents can teach their children how to brush and floss properly, along with proper diet choices and understanding how certain foods and drinks can be unhealthy for your teeth and gums. 

Introducing your child to their kid's dentist in Owings Mills is part of their oral education; many adults hesitate to visit their dentist because of bad prior dental experiences. At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we work hard to make your child’s dental visits fun and rewarding. 

During each dental visit, our Pikesville children’s dentist will identify and treat any dental issues with a gentle and compassionate manner. This is also a good time for your child to practice informing the dentist of any pain or unusual changes in their teeth and gums. Trusting their dentist is the best way to be an active participant in their own oral health. 

Our entire dental team is warm and inviting, and we love treating all our children that grow up with us. Help your child learn the joys of keeping an active and healthy smile.

 

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