Taking care of your teeth is just like taking care of any other part of your body – totally crucial, and taking good care of your teeth can help you to avoid the need for further dental work in the future. This is why oral hygiene for kids is so important, and pediatric dental care and dental work should be begun as soon as possible in your child’s life. In fact, it is even recommended that children begin to see a dentist as soon as their baby teeth come in, often shortly before or after their first birthday. Getting pediatric dental care and dental work can help set them up with healthy dental care habits for the rest of their lives, preventing and often mitigating the need for more extensive dental care and dental work, as well as complicated and expensive (and often painful) dental procedures down
We all know how important it is to get children in to see their pediatrician but many people do not take going for pediatric dental services is also crucial to maintaining a child’s health. Unfortunately, at least 20% of children never get in for pediatric dental exams. That results in 40% of kids starting kindergarten have cavities. When children’s oral health is neglected and allowed to deteriorate, they are three times as likely to suffer from dental pain that is bad enough to keep them out of school for periods of time. At least 51 million school hours are lost every year because of dental related problems, according to the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.
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