Why Your Kids Need a Pediatric Dentist
Many parents make the wrong assumption that there is no difference between pediatric dentists and general dentists. Pediatric dentists understand the special care requirements of young teeth and gums as well as problems that arise with children’s teeth.
Importance of Starting Early Dental Care
From the moment your child gets his or her first tooth, you should be practicing proper oral care. Children, regardless of age, can suffer from the same dental issues as adults, from gingivitis to cavities. Because your child’s teeth are developing, ignoring oral care could result in misaligned, poorly formed teeth and other development issues.
If you think your child does not need special dental care, here are a few facts to be aware of:
- Baby Teeth Can Decay Too – Your child’s baby teeth are critical to proper development. Even though they will start to lose them around age four, those teeth hold the space for future, permanent teeth. If these teeth begin to decay, the permanent teeth could suffer from weakened enamel.
- Damage is Common to Children – Children like to play, engage in sports, and often get rough – all things that can damage a tooth. If your child breaks a tooth, even a baby tooth, they must see a pediatric dentist for care.
- Improper Brushing and Care Leads to Damage – If your children do not brush or rinse regularly, the sugars and acids from the foods they eat can permanently damage their teeth and gums.
- Fluoride – Fluoride helps your child’s teeth stay healthy and can prevent bacteria from eating away at delicate tooth enamel. Regular visits to the dentist will ensure your child is receiving the right amount of fluoride, and if not, your dentist can apply a fluoride treatment.
Find a Family Dental Clinic for Early Care
Annual checkups and cleaning are just as important for little ones as they are adults. Dr. Cyrus Dentistry is a registered pediatric dentist and family dental care facility. We can care for your child’s teeth from the moment they first arrive and for the rest of their lives. Our dental professionals can also help you properly care for your child’s teeth, ensuring a healthy, happy smile.
Looking for a friendly, professional pediatric dentist in Toronto? Schedule an appointment at our family dental clinic for your child’s first visit. Give us a call at 416-287-2426 today.
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