At Red Oak Smile Center, we are proud to offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services in a calm and relaxing environment. Our team is committed to providing exceptional, gentle care utilizing the best that technology has to offer. Our primary focus is prevention, as we strive to help our young patients establish and maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime.
We come with extensive specialized training and expertise, allowing us to address the unique needs of children in different stages of development, from infancy through adolescence. We are also trained in the art of communicating with kids to help understand their needs and to offer calming, positive language.
The Importance of Primary Teeth
The importance of maintaining healthy primary teeth cannot be overemphasized. Your child's baby teeth help with speech development and with biting and chewing. They also hold the space and serve as guides for the permanent teeth that will eventually come in. Baby teeth help with the healthy development of the jaws and muscles.
Losing primary teeth early on can impact your child's oral health. Adjacent teeth may shift into the gaps, resulting in crooked adult teeth or a crowded mouth that will require future orthodontic treatment. Decay in primary teeth can also permanently damage the permanent teeth developing behind the scenes.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends a dental exam no later than a child's first birthday. Early detection and treatment of problems, including cavities and gum disease, will help prevent complications down the road.
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