Keeping teeth healthy is important at every age, and it begins during childhood. Parents should brush their children's teeth when they're still little, and bring them in for regular checkups at Bay Area Kids Dentist.
The sooner children start having regular checkups, the healthier their teeth and gums will be as they grow up. Tooth decay and gum disease can restrict speech development. It can make it more difficult for the child to eat. Unhealthy teeth lower a child's self-confidence.
Children should see the dentist as sooner as their teeth begin coming in, or by their first birthday – whichever comes first. In addition to an exam, we can use that first visit to give parents any tips that will help them care for their baby's teeth. We know this can be a daunting responsibility, especially if it's your first child.
Tooth decay is widespread: the most common chronic disease in the United States. With proper care it doens't have to be that way. At Bay Area Kids Dentist, we specialize in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. We have offices in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Morgan Hill. Call today to schedule your child's next checkup!