Hello new parents! At Allen Park Dental Care, we know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires nonstop effort. You snap them tightly in their car seats, lock your medicine cabinet, and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups, and an occasional prescription for an antibiotic.
We want to remind you about another essential component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child dental caries. You have probably received the following vital advice, but it bears repeating:
- Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle!
- Don’t allow children to drink juice continually during the day!
- Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods!
Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop ideal oral health habits that will serve them well throughout their life.
At Allen Park Dental Care, we recommend beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth breaks through. We can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, and normal child tooth development. We provide family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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