Hello new parents! We know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires constant effort. You clip them tightly in their car seats, baby-proof your medicine cabinet, and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups and an occasional prescription for an antibiotic.
Importance of Oral Health in Young Children
Blaisdell Family Dentistry near Nampa wants to remind you about another important component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child dental cavities. You have probably received the following critical advice, but it bears repeating:
- Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle!
- Don’t allow children to drink juice continually during the day!
- Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods!
Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop ideal oral health practices that will serve them well throughout their life.
Improving Oral Health in Children
Blaisdell Family Dentistry near Nampa recommends beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth breaks through. Our friendly staff helps young patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their exams.
Dr. Lynn R. Blaisdell can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, normal child tooth development, Invisalign clear braces, athletic tooth protection, fluoride, or any other pediatric dental concern.
In addition to family dentistry near Nampa, Blaisdell Family Dentistry offers the full spectrum of industry-leading restorative and cosmetic dental care such as porcelain veneers, prepless veneers, and teeth whitening. If your toddler has not yet visited the dentist, schedule an appointment with us by calling our office at 208-377-9696.
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