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Top Reasons for pediatric dentistry early in life.

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In this post kid’s dentist explains:
Top reasons for pediatric dentistry early in life.

Preventative pediatric dentistry is essential for children. If minor dental problems aren’t treated, it increases the risk of developing complex dental concerns. Preventative pediatric dental care is an excellent way to combat this issue and children start seeing the dentist as early as age one.

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Pediatric Dentistry:
Primary Teeth are Important for Chewing

When babies are born, their primary teeth have already been developed. Most infants get their first tooth between 6 months and 1 year of age, but this varies. Even when a child doesn’t have teeth, their gums can still be cleaned using a soft, wet cloth. As soon as a tooth appears, it is good to start cleaning it with a toothbrush.

Primary teeth are crucial to a child’s development, and they open up a whole new world of food and chewing. Primary teeth also help your child speak properly, and they hold space for permanent teeth. While a gummy smile is cute on an infant, a toothy toddler is just as precious.

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Pediatric Dentistry:
Preventing Decay and Gum Disease is Important for Overall Wellness

Did you know that kids as early as 12 years of age can show signs of gum disease? Cavities can strike kids as soon as their first tooth comes in, affecting their immune system and overall well-being. Children who develop plaque quickly or have braces might benefit from cleanings every 3-4 months to aid in the prevention of gum disease and developing cavities. 

Braces and orthodontic treatment will help correct crowding and prevent dental disease. Some kids can benefit from Invisalign® (clear braces.) The option of invisible braces is popular with teenagers and has many benefits over wearing traditional metal braces. 

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​​Pediatric Dentistry: First Dental Visit – When is the right time?

Children should have their first dental visit between 1 and 2 years of age. At this check-up, children’s dentists will look for cavities and discuss fluoride and other habits like thumb sucking or sleeping with a bottle. After their first visit, children should see the dentist at least every six months. 

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Pediatric Dentistry:
Dental Visits Ensure Better School Performance 

Did you know dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year? A great way to avoid dental disease is to visit the dentist and for children to brush twice a day for 2 minutes in addition to flossing.

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Safe Dental Visits at our Dental Clinics with High Infection Control Standards

What do our offices ensure your safety while providing pediatric dentistry?

At Nebraska Family Dentistry, we know that each parent trusts us to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for their child. Part of our responsibility to each of you is to provide the highest infection control standard to ensure your child’s safety and health. 

We follow all infection control recommendations from the following sources:

✅ CDC Guidelines

✅ OSHA Guidelines

✅ ADA Guidelines

✅ NE Board of Dentistry Guidelines

✅ Clean Air Project

✅ High Infection Control Standards 

We welcome the entire family to our practice and would love to teach your child about great oral care. After all, great oral care leads to a healthy smile. There is nothing better than a healthy, confident smile. If you are looking for a “dental clinic near me” that offers pediatric dentistry at an early age, call one of our dental clinics near you or visit us online https://nebraskafamilydentistry.com

This article was written by our family dentist, Dr. Lauren Albin. This family dentist sees kids of all ages and their parents.

You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist 24/7 at her South Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This Lincoln, NE dentist serves the local communities in Hickman, Crete, Garland, Pleasant Dale, Denton, Crete, Milford, Hickman, Roca, Martell, and Panama.

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