Finding a dentist who truly enjoys being around kids is rare, but that’s what you will find at Pioneer Dental Group. Dr. Pioch and his staff love to spend time with the little patients, and your kids will enjoy coming into the office for the same reason! After all, isn’t that what you want?
Child Smiles Become Adult Smiles
Caring for your child’s teeth is an extremely important part of what you do each and every day. Those little smiles are going to grow up, and as they do, they will need dental care! What some parents fail to realize is that the health of the baby teeth will often be a predictor of the health of the adult teeth.
If your young child’s smile is full of decay, they might lose their teeth too early. The baby teeth are actually placeholders for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth comes out too early, the other teeth will shift into the gap, and then the adult tooth has nowhere to go! This is a very common cause for orthodontics.
Child Habits Become Adult Habits
When you think about your child, you probably see the little one before you now, but you also think about who that little one will grow up to be. We do the same thing, except we are thinking about their adult smile! The habits your child builds now are likely the habits they will fall back on for the rest of their life.
Building habits of brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist are really important for your child’s lifelong oral health. Kids who have been seeing a dentist for their entire life are much more likely to continue that habit into adulthood. The best chance your child has at keeping their natural teeth for their entire life is to see the dentist on a regular basis starting from a very young age.
Unique Childhood Smile Concerns
When you bring your kid to see us, you can rest easy knowing that we are prepared to handle their case. No, Dr. Pioch is not a pediatric dentist, but he has lots of experience and knowledge about treating kids. Your family is in good hands. Dr. Pioch understands that kids need special consideration that adults don’t normally need.
For example, kids are often more prone to decay due to their sugar-filled diet and poor brushing habits. While a lot of this falls on you, the parent, to ensure that your child is practicing healthy habits, it’s just something that happens! Kids loves sweets, so it’s not uncommon for them to eat much more sugar than is good for them. On top of that, they just aren’t the greatest at flossing and brushing their teeth, and they reach an age where they don’t want any help.
The result? Lots of childhood cavities for some kids. We can help prevent that situation by recommending dental sealants and fluoride treatments. While the fluoride will help strengthen your child’s teeth, the sealants will actually create a protective layer over your child’s chewing surfaces to protect against harmful bacteria.
Need help creating these healthy routines for your child? We can help! Contact our office today by calling (503) 305-5051 or contact us using our online form. Your kids will soon have healthier, happier smiles!