Some people believe that baby teeth aren’t important because they’re temporary (because they’ll fall out) and that only adult teeth matter because they’re permanent. Our Torrance pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group is here to tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth. Baby teeth are extremely important for many reasons. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for future adult teeth. It is very important to take proper care of your baby’s teeth in order to prevent infant dental decay.
One of the main causes of tooth decay in babies is referred to as “Baby Bottle” tooth decay. Baby Bottle tooth decay occurs when sweetened liquids (even those with natural sugars), such as fruit juice, milk and formula, cling to the baby’s teeth for a long time. Infants who are given a sugary drink at naptime or bedtime are at a high risk for tooth decay because the flow of saliva decreases during sleep. If baby bottle tooth decay is left untreated, the baby can experience pain and an infection can develop. If the teeth are severely decayed, they may have to be removed. If a baby’s teeth are infected or lost too early, the results could be devastating. Your baby can have difficulty eating and develop poor eating habits as a result, have speech problems, crooked teeth as well as damaged adult teeth later in life. Additionally, in this scenario, the chances that your baby’s adult teeth will end up being crooked greatly increase. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help prevent baby bottle tooth decay, such as developing and implementing good oral hygiene and habits early. Taking your baby to the dentist early is very important as well. When you choose a dentist, you should choose one that specializes in providing dental care to children; a pediatric dentist. We highly recommend that you make an appointment with our Torrance pedodontist at Children’s Dental Group. When you choose our dental practice, you are making a great choice for your children. Our dental practice specializes in pediatric dentistry. You will be amazed at the top-notch service that we offer in our unique and special office.
Our office at Children’s Dental Group has been specifically designed to meet the special needs of children. Our office is unique and special. It’s playful design and set-up is attractive to children. It’s a fun and exciting environment for them. We have video games, rides and even movie theatres in our bright and colorful office! Our Torrance pedodontist and the rest of our dental staff have the experience necessary to provide excellent dental care to your children in a child friendly manner. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping children. We have all chosen to limit our dental practice to children. Therefore, we have the expertise to provide your children with the outstanding care they need and deserve.
We provide comprehensive children’s dentistry at Children’s Dental Group. We do much more than just clean your children’s teeth. We provide a full range of preventative and restorative services. We also provide oral health instruction to help establish good oral habits early on that will continue into adulthood. We put a great deal of effort into making sure that your children are as comfortable and worry-free as possible.