Dental resources for parents.
Getting an early start on dental care is important, so that your child will learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. At Bayview Dental Centre, we become an important part of your child's dental routine by educating him/her on the good oral hygiene practice for a healthy smile. According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease in America is tooth decay. Tooth decay is a soft decayed area in a tooth which is caused by bacteria that feed on the sugar from foods you eat, and produce acid that harm your teeth. All foods and drinks, except water, can potentially contribute to tooth decay.
Early treatment prevents problems that may affect your child’s health, emotional well-being, self-image and overall achievement. Along with the Canadian and American Academies of Pediatric Dentistry, our dental professionals at Bayview Dental Centre recommend that a child’s first dental visit be scheduled by his or her first birthday. Regular visits to the dentist combined with daily brushing and flossing plus a healthy diet should help your teeth last a lifetime.
It is essential to make the first visit to the dentist a positive experience for your child, so it is recommended to visit before a problem develops. At our dental office in Steveston, we will do a thorough check on tooth eruption, decay, jaw growth, and discuss with you your child’s oral hygiene practice and diet.
Be sure to get an early start on regular dental care at home and to build habits that will protect your child’s teeth and lay the foundation for future health. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children practice good dental hygiene.