Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is important while they are young.
Tooth decay and gum disease can restrict speech development. It can make it more difficult for the child to eat healthy food. Unhealthy teeth reduce a child’s self-confidence. This, in turn, puts mental health at risk. Mouth pain can also impact school performance.
Maintaining oral health in childhood is essential for health and happiness.
The Health Benefits Continue Into Adulthood
When your child moves into adulthood, a healthy mouth should still be a priority.
You may be surprised that inadequate oral hygiene increases the risk of multiple diseases:
- Heart Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Kidney Cancer
- Blood Cancers
- Lung Cancer
At Boulder County Smiles, we help children and teenagers maintain healthy teeth and gums. We also detect problems in the early stages when they are easier (and less expensive) to correct.
Lifelong Oral Health Starts Early
Toddlers should see a pediatric dentist when their first tooth appears. This is much earlier than many parents realize. Put dental appointments on your to-do list along with well-child check-ups and immunizations.
You might think you know the basics of daily oral hygiene for children, but it is wise to get a refresher course from one of our expert, child-friendly hygienists.
We can also talk about sealants, bite issues, fluoride supplements, thumb-sucking, and orthodontia. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
Contact Boulder County Smiles:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):
1140 W South Boulder Rd Ste 201