Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

The Importance of Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

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Caring for your child’s primary teeth is as important as caring for their permanent teeth. The delicate tissues that surround the teeth are not temporary—they must last a lifetime. This means that you can begin teaching your child about dental care long before their first tooth even emerges. Current statistics show that tooth decay and gum disease among children is rapidly growing, while rates among adults are on the decline. Proper dental care is as important to your child’s early development as learning to read and write and caring for his or her total body health. Ask your family dentistry professional how you can ensure that your child maintains a beautiful smile for a lifetime.

Twenty five percent of children show signs of tooth decay before they enter kindergarten—a startling statistic that is largely preventable. Even more alarming is the fact that half of all children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities. These stats may be related to poor dental care habits across all age groups. Many people don’t realize that dental care isn’t just about the teeth, it includes the gums and jawbone, too, so caring for your child’s teeth can begin shortly after birth. You can wipe your baby’s gums with a soft cloth after feeding and familiarize your baby with the sensation of proper dental care. As early as age two, family dentistry experts recommend that children try brushing for themselves. Parents should supervise to ensure that clean teeth and good dental care habits develop.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dental sealants can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay. Ask your family dentistry practitioner about dental sealants. These plastic protective coatings for teeth can ward off tooth decay and last as long as ten years.

Fluoride has been shown to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay effectively, and is the single greatest advancement in dentistry in the last century. In the 1930s, the discovery led lawmakers to add fluoride to the public water system in most cities. Today three out of four Americans enjoy fluoridated water from their public water sources, and tooth decay has declined substantially. If your water isn’t fluoridated, talk to your dentist about affordable fluoride treatments. ADA-approved toothpastes and mouthwashes also contain fluoride, but be cautious when choosing dental care products for young children, since too much fluoride before age six can cause tooth discoloration.

With proper dental care—brushing and flossing daily, along with twice-a-year visits to an affordable dentist—you can ensure that your kids learn oral hygiene habits that will give them a beautiful smile for life.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point.

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