Pediatric dentistry plays an essential role in giving children a solid foundation for a healthy life. Dr. Ami Shah and our skilled team at Absolute dental give the children of Norco, Eastvale, Corona, Riverside, Chino Preserve, Mira Loma a terrific start for lifelong dental health. We care for smiles of all ages, and we believe that it is never too early, or too late, to focus on achieving optimal oral health.
Strong, healthy baby (primary) teeth are essential for children to be able to chew properly and speak clearly. The health of baby teeth has a long-term effect on adult (secondary) teeth as well. They set the foundation for adult teeth to align properly; premature loss of the primary teeth can result in the secondary teeth delaying eruption or becoming impacted. Additionally, decay in a baby tooth can spread to the adult tooth developing beneath it.
Even more significantly, decay in baby teeth can indicate dietary and hygiene habits that need to be improved. If the behaviors that resulted in early decay are not changed, they will cause decay in adult teeth too. Excellent dental care is a habit that, if formed early, will serve your children well for the rest of their lives. By establishing a dental home at Absolute Dental, and forming a partnership between Dr. Shah, you, and your child, optimal oral health for life is possible.
Many parents don’t seek treatment for decay in baby teeth because they know they will fall out anyway. They mistakenly believe that waiting to treat the “real” teeth is a good way to save money in these tough economic times. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Preventing oral health issues early is the most effective way to avoid expensive dental treatments in the future.
A healthy lifestyle, good oral hygiene habits, a nutritious balanced diet, and regular visits to the dentist is the prescription for excellent oral health at any age, so lay that foundation early. Clean your baby’s gums with a soft damp cloth regularly. When the first tooth erupts, it is time to bring your child to Dr. Ami for his or her first exam.
To establish a superb dental home that provides compassionate, comprehensive, affordable care, call (951) 739 7770 and schedule an appointment at Absolute Dental today.