Taking care of an infant can be exciting, exhausting, and confusing. (All within the space of an hour.)
You worry about your child’s safety. “Did I cover all the outlets?” “Are the medicines locked away?”
You worry about your baby’s development. “Is he growing on schedule?” “Shouldn’t she be talking by now?”
And you worry about your baby’s health. “Is it an ear infection or strep?” “What are those red bumps?”
Those first few years can be stressful. New parents are on information overload.
It’s understandable that some new parents don’t give their little one’s oral health a second thought.
That’s unfortunate. Proactive preventative dentistry has a significant impact on your child’s health. Total health. Overall physical health. Oral health is not a separate entity.
Early childhood tooth decay is:
- Rampant through the U.S.
- Completely preventable
Has your toddler had a dental evaluation? If not, now’s the time.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that dental visits should begin before the first birthday.
We invite you to schedule a pediatric dental checkup at Jordan Landing Smiles – David B. Powell DDS as early as possible. We help new parents keep their baby’s teeth healthy and prevent future troubles.
Let’s discuss your toddler’s oral challenges and make a plan to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants and fluoride supplements can help. We can discuss thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other behaviors that can impact dental health.
We know you want the best for your son or daughter.
And so do we.
Call our West Jordan Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.