Baby teeth are more important than you may think. They help your child get proper nutrition, shape your child’s developing face, and help with the development of speech. They also stick around a lot longer than you may realize. Most kids don’t lose their last baby teeth until they are 12 years old.
These babies need to last! Which is why the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry stresses the importance of the early establishment of a dental home – a pediatric dentist that will serve as your ready and continuing resource for your child’s oral health – just like your pediatrician.
At Kitfox Pediatric Dentistry, we’ve developed a comprehensive Baby Oral Health Program to establish a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums as well as easy and happy visits to the dentist.
What to expect from our Baby Oral Health Program:
- Your baby will be calmly introduced to our friendly dental setting.
- Dr. Thom will take a brief look in your child’s mouth to make sure things are developing well and to assess overall oral health – all while you gently hold your child.
- Dr. Thom will answer any questions you have about your child’s oral health and give you the information and tools you need to ensure your child develops a healthy and beautiful smile.
What we aim to avoid is your child going to the dentist for the first time at the age of 3 or 4 only to find that he or she already has cavities. Starting your child early with Dr. Thom is the best way to develop good habits that will benefit your child for a lifetime.
Did you know…
By age 5, about 60% of children will have cavities?
Cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease and 5 times more common than asthma?
Cavities can develop as early as age 2?
Children with cavities are 3 times more likely to miss school, less likely to do homework, and more likely to have problems at school?
Starting your child with a pediatric dentist as an infant can result in fewer dental procedures and lower costs to the parents compared to children who wait until the age of 3 or 4?