dental decayAre you aware that dental disease in children is the #1 chronic childhood illness? Dental decay which is not treated can lead to more serious problems. Not only does it make everyday activities unpleasant, it can impact a child’s overall health. Dental decay (cavities) also negatively impact a inhibit their cognitive development, compromise their growth, function and self-esteem.

Did you know that left untreated childhood dental disease can lead to malnutrition, bacterial infection, emergency health care – even death. Engagement in school activities like speaking and paying attention in class can be difficult when a child is experiencing the pain of dental disease.

The great news is that tooth decay can easily be prevented with good home oral health care and regular check-ups with the dentist. Regular care by a dental professional will include a thorough examination by the dentist to ensure health development of your child’s teeth and gums. Your dentist can also make recommendations and answer parents’ concerns about braces, incoming teeth, wisdom teeth and teeth that seem to be stubborn about falling out. The Door Creek Dental staff will also give you and your child tips about keeping teeth healthy in between visits.

An estimated 2.26 million school days are missed each year because of dental-related illness. Keep your child healthy and help them create a great smile for a lifetime with good home-care and regular check-ups.