The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Many people can tend to disregard the health of primary or “baby” teeth because they aren’t permanent. Because of this and the fear many children express towards dental visits, it is easy as a parent to let your child’s dental care slip through the cracks. Even though they will be replaced, it is important to treat even baby teeth with care. Studies show that children who develop cavities are more likely to suffer gum or tooth disease later in life. Early dental visits will help make your child comfortable with the dentist and establish good hygiene habits, setting them up for lifelong oral health.

As a family dentist, Sudbury Dental Arts is well equipped to become your one-stop dental health office for patients of all ages.

When Should I First Bring My Child To the Dentist?

It is important to bring your child to the dentist from the signs of their first tooth. Sudbury Dental Arts recommends that every child have their first dental appointment within their first year. After this, your child should come for regularly scheduled appointments every six months. These appointments will include a regular exam and basic cleaning to keep your child’s developing smile looking and feeling great.

Why is Pediatric Dentistry Important?

Early dental visits allow our friendly staff to build positive relationships with your child. These relationships will help make your child more comfortable with visits to the dentist’s office. A comfortable child is more likely to cooperate with their routine dental care for a healthier, happier smile. Our goal is to encourage children to be active in their own dental health. Encouraging good habits tailored to your child can help build lifelong beautiful smiles.

Regular early visits will also allow Dr. Joseph Cheung to monitor the growth of your child’s smile. This way potential problems can be identified and addressed early on. Early treatment can help keep a minor problem from becoming a major one. Diagnostic x-rays can help track your child’s oral development on the skeletal level and can predict future orthodontic patterns.

Pediatric Dental Services at Sudbury Dental Arts

We believe in taking a conservative treatment approach, focusing on maintaining good oral health for your child while guiding the healthy development of their teeth and bite.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are a new parent or even a parent with an older child living in the Sudbury, MA area, schedule an appointment with us today, either online or over the phone at (978) 218-2580. It is never the wrong time to take a new hold on your child’s dental health.



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