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Now that the craziness of summer is behind us, this is the perfect time to regroup and think about next steps for maintaining the collective oral health of your family. Your children’s dentistry plan should include regular dental visits to help make sure that their young teeth and gums are developing properly. Keep reading to hear more about what we can do for your young ones, and then call Dores Dental today at 413-241-3995 to make an appointment for each one of your kids.
Creating Healthy Smiles For Happy Children
Some parents are under the delusion that since children lose their baby or primary teeth anyway, that they can skip family dental care until the kids are older. Bad idea! A cavity on any kind of tooth can be painful, and tooth decay is just one problem young children can face. They can still get gum disease, a bacterial infection that can wreak havoc on a person’s health at any age.
It is true that at first kids can be nervous about coming to see the dentist. Lucky for you, Dr. Dores and our staff knows just how to handle your child’s first visits with us. Your child will feel safe at our East Longmeadow, MA office. And if you are the one getting nervous, just know that parents can sit with their little ones on their lap. You can be there while our team does its important work.
As part of those ongoing visits, we can recommend steps to help protect your child’s teeth from thumb sucking, help you deal with teething, and when they are older, we can show you how Invisalign is a great way to straighten crooked smiles without braces.
We Are Family Friendly
Dr. Dores is here to serve your entire family, and so we can see all of your children, even infants! Studies have shown that the sooner children begin to go for regular dental checkups, the better their dental health will be in the future. In part, this is because children will get in the habit of going regularly. They realize it’s a good place to be, so when they grow up, they are more likely to keep going without any fear or anxiety.
Our team is patient and welcoming, and we understand what it takes to help even young kids feel completely at ease while they are here. We know, too, that children also face unique dental problems, such as teething and teeth damaged by youth sports activities. You won’t have to go all over town in search of a solution for such problems, instead, you can get help soothing their teething pain or get custom-fitted athletic mouthguards to protect their smiles right here from the team you already trust.
We’ll Help You Stay On Track
In those months between dental appointments, there are certain things parents can do at home to help everyone in the household stay on the good road regarding oral health. First and foremost, you can lead by example: let them watch you brush and floss and hang out in the bathroom with them when it’s time for them to use that toothbrush. You can also watch what they put into their bodies throughout the day. Although juice, for example, is healthier than soda, keep in mind how much sugar is in both. Some processed juices even have added sugar! The best drinks for kids are milk and water (with fluoride is even better).
Call For Your Next Family Appointment
We hope you have been inspired by today’s post to call us today at 413-241-3995 or use our convenient online form to make a new appointment. With our children’s dentistry services, it will be easier for you to maximize your family’s dental health at every stage of life.