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Understanding the Importance of Preventive Care from an Early Age

Last updated 6 years ago

From the very first tooth your child grows, it’s important that you practice good preventative dentistry on his or her behalf. This includes instilling good brushing and flossing habits and taking your child to your Long Island pediatric dentist for cleanings and fluoride treatments. These simple preventative steps can help your child’s mouth grow and develop in a  healthy way.

  • Better Nutrition: Children who have their mouths taken care of regularly at their pediatric dentist have healthier teeth and gums. This means they are able to eat and drink with healthy teeth. Good chewing habits allows your child to get better nutrition and have better eating habits.
  • Improved Speech: As children grow, learning to speak is an important part of aging. But bad oral health or skipping care form a special needs dentist could mean your child’s teeth are actually impairing speech. A healthy, well-formed, and well-cared-for mouth will help children learn good pronunciation and overcome speech impediments.
  • Health Maintenance: Without fluoride treatments and regular cleanings from your pediatric dentist, you run the risk of infection in your child’s mouth. Oral infections are very serious because they can rapidly spread throughout the rest of the body. Children’s immune systems are very vulnerable, so maintaining good oral health is the key to overall health and well being.
  • Lower Cost: Even for children’s dentists, lengthy dental procedures can take a lot of time and money. By offering your child good preventative dentistry, you could be saving yourself a lot of wasted time and money down the road. Instead of corrective procedures, invest in prevention up front for healthier and less expensive oral care.

If your child has started developing his or her teeth, it’s time to begin preventative care by visiting your Long Island pediatric dentist. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, we work to really “wow” our patients through compassionate, gentle, and thorough professional dental care. Call (516) 798-1111 to schedule your child’s first dental appointment today.


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