Child Dental Health Care

People often ignore the importance of dental health care consultation for their infants, toddlers and small children. It is generally thought there is no need to opt for expensive dental treatment procedures for milk teeth due to their temporary stay in the mouth. Diseased baby teeth not only adversely affect your infant’s oral and general well being but it has extreme consequences on his/her overall growth and development.

Child Dental Health CareFurthermore, compromised oral health conditions in infancy usually lead to abnormal formation of succeeding permanent teeth which are responsible for proper chewing, drinking, eating, speech and smiling throughout the life of an individual. Your own 24 hours emergency cosmetic & restorative dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC focuses upon educating all the patients visiting the dental office for consultation regarding importance of early dental check up and maintenance of their child’s oral health conditions.

The future of healthy permanent teeth and gums, beautiful smiles and an attractive facial profile depends upon regular maintenance and care of milk teeth which erupt in the first few years of your child’s life. Neglected oral hygiene condition usually leads to untimely loss of baby’s milk teeth and succeeding permanent teeth become mal-aligned and suffer from early tooth decay. Healthy dentition is extremely important for the overall growth and development of infants, toddlers and small children.

Compromised oral health status causes mal-nourishment owing to an inability to chew and bite foods. Similarly, children lose confidence during school hours and lose their confidence and self-esteem. Among the major reasons of early tooth decay in small children are poor quality dietary habits, excessive intake of refined carbohydrates and synthetic sugars especially through feeding bottles, inadequate tooth brushing and poor oral hygiene maintenance due to negligence on part of both parents particularly mothers.

Mothers play the most vital role in healthy growth and development of infants, toddlers and small children. They should be vigilant for developing decay and problems affecting baby teeth. It is highly recommended to bring your infants and toddlers for their first dental check up visit soon after the eruption of first milk tooth or after their first birthday. Young children need motivation for cleaning their teeth and are unable to perform satisfactory tooth brushing independently.

Mothers are advised to brush their teeth in front of the mirror while standing at their child’s back. Babies get motivation in this way by looking straight into the mirror. Furthermore, parents should plan special dental shopping visits with their children for buying special cartoon shaped tooth brushes and flavored baby teeth tooth pastes. Prolonged use of dinky feeding bottles filled with sweeteners should be strongly discouraged especially at night during sleep hours.

These act as continuous source of nutrition for caries causing bacteria and resultant production of harmful acids which can destroy baby’s teeth in quick time. Colorful cups in pleasant and attractive shapes motivate the children to refrain from drinking milk in nursing bottles. An early child visit to the dental health care provision clinic also helps in the detection of tooth decay in early stages and your own 24 hours emergency cosmetic & restorative dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC can place dental sealants and tooth colored bonded restorations for long term prevention and protection of teeth.

It is strongly advised to book a consultation visit for your infants, small children, teenagers at least twice a year. If you have a child with higher tooth decay rate, you should opt for dental sealants and caries control restorations. 24 hours emergency cosmetic & restorative dentist Dr William C Gardner at NM Family and Cosmetic Dentistry PC is available throughout day and night and focuses upon best solution for improving your teeth. You can visit any time through 24 hour call or text (505) 221-6436. For scheduling an appointment, email us at or call us at 505-828-2669.