ARE YOUR TEETH AND GUMS HEALTHY ENOUGH FOR YOUR BABY?
Fact: There is a greater incidence of low birth weight with the presence of gum problems during pregnancy. Mom is a big influence on a child's dental health especially from birth to 2 yrs. old. Tooth decay is one of the most chronic childhood disease and it is preventable.
ARE YOUR TEETH AND GUMS HEALTHY ENOUGH FOR YOUR HEART?
Fact: There is a significant correlation between gum problems and heart disease.
PREVENTIVE CARE: At least every 6 months
If you take special care of your teeth and they are in good condition, you should come to see us for a checkup at least twice a year. If your teeth are predisposed to problems, you should be on the safe side and make an appointment for preventative care regularly.
Our tip: Come in for a consultation and make the next appointment after each visit.
START THEM EARLY
Proper oral hygiene habits are learned early. As soon as your toddler can manage a toothbrush (24-30 months), supervised brushing instructions can create beneficial habits that last a lifetime. Remember, children under 6 should be supervised at all times as swallowing toothpaste can be harmful.
We recommend the first dentist visit at one year old or 6 mos. after the first tooth has erupted (whichever comes first).
Establishing regular visits at a young age has proven to improve the health and stability of adult teeth.
Visit http://www.mouthhealthy.org/ for additional information on important dental care.