Categories
AK Dental Arts Dentistry Blog

Take good care of your child’s teeth now for a lifetime of benefits

See a pediatric dentist about your baby's teeth, as taking care of baby teeth can help to ensure a lifetime of health and beauty for your child. Photo credit anitapeppers at https://morguefile.com/creative/anitapeppers/4/all
Photo credit anitapeppers

Did you know that taking care of baby teeth can help to ensure a lifetime of health and beauty for your child?  Your child deserves the best possible foundation for a lifetime of dental health, function, and aesthetics. Issues that impact the aesthetics and function of a child’s teeth as they grow up will affect the child for life:

  • Lack of proper nutrition
  • A cavity-free environment
  • A less-than ideal eruption pattern
  • Disharmonious position of permanent teeth
  • The location of teeth within the proper position of the jaws.

Doesn’t your child deserve the best possible foundation for a lifetime of success?

Categories
AK Dental Arts Dentistry Blog General Dentistry

Should I bring my child to a general dentist or a pediatric dentist (pedodontist)?

children's dentist, pediatric dentist at AK Dental Arts in Staten Island NY

As a general rule, a child should first see a dentist, either a family dentist or a pediatric dentist, by the time they are 3 years old. The first introductory visit ( about age 2 1/2 ) is important.

There are exceptions when the child should come earlier:

  • When there are dental caries (cavities),
  • Abnormal growth and development,
  • Facial injuries, or
  • Just plain concern on the part of the parent.
Categories
AK Dental Arts Dentistry Blog General Dentistry

Your Child’s First Dental Visit – First Step to a Lifetime of Dental Health

children's dentistry - AK Dental Arts in Staten Island NY

Times have changed

Our grandparents took losing teeth for granted, and many of us remember a childhood where fillings were a routine part of a trip to the dentist. Times have changed, and nowhere more than children’s dentistry. Thanks to early detection of problems and proactive treatment of early cavities and other problems, it’s not uncommon for children to graduate from high school without a single cavity and with beautiful teeth. Indeed, today’s children may be the first generation to keep their natural teeth their entire lives with good dental care and healthy mouth habits.