Many of us do not become concerned with the look and health of our smiles until much later in life. However, a child’s teeth are often far more prone to disease and decay due to their growing bones and tendency for sweets. Dental care isn’t just grown-ups, children need dental care more than most in order to safely treat and effectively diagnose problems such as cavities or bite problems at their earliest stages for improved treatment and to prevent these problems and others from damaging their smiles. When it comes to pediatric dental care you can count on the professionals in your neighborhood at your local Northport general dentist of Roger Curtiss, DDS. Our team can work with you and your whole family to insure a lifetime of healthy smiles.
For some parents it can be difficult to envision the needs of pediatric dental care before a child has even grown their first teeth. However, the truth is that pediatric dental care starts the moment they are born with careful cleaning of their gum line between meals by simply wiping them down with a moist washcloth or damp piece of gauze to care to keep your little one’s gums clean and healthy. Once their first tooth grows in, usually at around 6 months of age, it is time to book your child’s very first appointment with your local Northport general dentist for their first pediatric dental examination.
Primary teeth are just as important as the ones you child will grow into later in life, and as such need the professional care of a Northport general dentist to truly insure that smiles grow beautiful and healthy. The placement of a child’s teeth predicts exactly how they will grow in later in life, which is why it is so important to correct them as soon as possible to insure adult teeth grow in perfectly. Tooth decay affects children just as much as adults, if not more so, making the need for regular pediatric cleanings and fluoride treatments an even greater one for both parents and their children. Our team at your trusted Northport general dentist are fully licensed and especially trained in the unique needs of pediatric dental care in order to not only care for but also educate you and your child on the hygiene techniques of children’s dental care.
Fluoride treatments are a necessary part of dental care for children and adults alike, but many of us are already getting the correct amount from our tap water. For this reason parents should never use additional fluoride treatments without consent from their professional Northport general dentist. At the offices of Roger Curtis, DDS your child can receive the care they need at a young age to prevent costly dental problems later in life.