When your child smiles, your day brightens just a little. Few things are as important to a parent as the health of their little one. A big part of ensuring your child’s overall health involves regular dental care. When a child’s dental health is overlooked, they experience an increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Fortunately, at Snow Park Dental we provide quality children’s dentistry. In today’s blog, your Albuquerque dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, explains the importance of children’s dentistry.
Checkups allow Dr. Miller to watch for the signs of developing gum disease and tooth decay. Early detection enables Dr. Miller to prescribe appropriate treatment before these issues require costly and invasive procedures. Dr. Miller can also ensure your child is meeting their dental milestones. Cleanings help remove discoloration, keeping their smiles bright. With cleanings, our professional dental hygienists can also remove the layers of plaque and tartar that often cling to a child’s teeth. Over time, plaque can cause gum inflammation and eventually, gum disease. Plaque also weakens tooth enamel, elevating the chances of cavity formation.
The American Dental Association recommends your children see the dentist once every six months starting around the age of three. These visits have an added bonus: easing dental anxiety. Regular visits allow your child to become accustomed to the dentist’s office and meet our staff of dental professionals. This helps decrease their dental anxiety and also instills good dental habits.
Dr. Miller also strives to educate our young patients on the proper methods of maintaining good oral hygiene. By following the simple steps below, children help cleanse their mouths of harmful bacteria and food particles, potentially preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Parents should also make sure their children:
Interested in quality dental care for the entire family? Contact your Albuquerque children’s dentist today. Dr. Miller provides our patients with the latest in children’s dentistry. Visit our Albuquerque dentist office or call (505) 596-4479 to make an appointment. We serve patients from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Edgewood, Corrales, Los Lumas, Tijeras, Mountain Air, Santa Fe, and Taos.
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