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Don't Neglect your Child's Teeth

It is just as important for a child to have regular dental checkups as it is for adults. Children must learn proper dental hygiene at an early age in order for them to develop good habits later on. In addition to regular brushing, they should visit a pediatric dentist to ensure their teeth and gums are as healthy as possible.

Years ago, parents did not believe in taking their kids to Children Dentists until their baby teeth were out and their adult teeth were in. Nowadays, with all the unavoidable chemicals and sugar in a child's diet, it is imperative to have their teeth checked to avoid any problems as they mature. Very often, children will need to have a thorough cleaning to remove the buildup of sugar on their teeth as well as to fill any cavities that they may have. These preventative measures will avoid tooth decay and insure that their adult teeth will have every opportunity to come in with the least amount of problems.

You can always take your child to a general dentist for regular cleanings or checkups, but sometimes, if there is more work required, a general dentist may refer your child to a pediatric dentist, also known as a "Pedodontist" to have more involved work performed. Some general dentists might not be comfortable working on children, or do not include children in their practices. It is also very important that children learn to be comfortable having their teeth periodically cleaned and checked, so they will not develop a fear of going to a dentist, and potentially neglect their teeth. More serious problems can develop later in life due to improper or lack of care of the teeth and gums.

Start your children off right when it comes to dental health. Use our handy, regional guide to find the pediatric dentist in your area that's right for your children. Proper dental hygiene is an important practice that will ensure your kids grow up happy and healthy.