If you have children, you naturally want to do everything you possibly can to keep them happy and healthy. Since tooth decay is the most prevalent childhood disease, preventing pediatric dental decay and childhood cavities should be high on the list. Taking your children to a highly qualified, experienced Gaithersburg children’s dentist is a very important part of a good preventative plan.
Tooth decay is very common childhood disease. About forty-two percent of children between two and eleven years old develop a cavity in their baby (or primary) teeth. One of the most common reasons young children get tooth decay is because of inadequate dental care and not brushing your child’s teeth well enough or frequently enough. Preventative care is the key and cavities can often be prevented by taking certain preventative steps. It’s essential to not only take your child to a qualified Gaithersburg children’s dentist like ours at Drs. Schwartzman, Healy and Offit for regular cleanings and checkups, but also to follow your dental professional’s guidance in regard to good oral hygiene practices. There are things you can do at home to help prevent your children from developing tooth decay and cavities. When you come for an appointment our dentist and hygienist will educate you and your children about cavity prevention and proper oral hygiene techniques. When you bring your children to our practice, our dedicated dentists and hygienists will educate you on not only what you should do, but also what you should avoid in order to help your children maintain healthy mouths. Our dentists and the rest of our team are passionate about providing your children with the excellent dental care they deserve.
To learn more about or practice or the prevention of pediatric tooth decay, you should consult with our Gaithersburg children’s dentist. Call us to schedule an appointment today.