Good Oral Health Starts Young

As a parent, you likely attempt to educate your children about the importance of brushing their teeth and taking care of their gums. However, there are additional steps you can take to improve their oral health. By introducing your child to certain orthodontic treatments, you could prevent the need for braces and additional orthodontics later in life.

Improved Bite

At Pacific Dental Care, serving Glendale, Burbank, and surrounding communities, we emphasize pediatric dentistry to ensure that your children grow up with strong teeth. Once they lose their baby teeth, their adult teeth are all they are ever going to have for the rest of their lives. As such, it’s important to develop good oral health habits from the start. A pediatric dentist can point you in the right direction. Initially, the pediatric dentist can keep an eye on the growth of your child’s teeth and notice any abnormalities that might result in an incorrect bite. If those appear, the dentist can then take corrective measures to ensure their bite grows in normally.

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Reduction in Chances for Braces

While braces technology has certainly improved over the years, some children and teens still find the prospect of metal brackets and wires in their mouth to be uncomfortable and embarrassing. By bringing your child to see a pediatric dentist early on, their bite can be monitored and if correction is required, we can use a simple method like Invisalign. The main benefit of Invisalign is that it’s invisible, so your children won’t have to worry about being teased at school. However, this form of correction can only be used if the teeth are only slightly out of place. With a pediatric dentist closely keeping watch on your child’s teeth, you can be sure that they are in safe hands.

Less Risk of Gum Disease

Regularly visiting your dentist in Glendale is an excellent way to ensure that you and your child stave off gum disease. With regular cleaning, you can prevent all sorts of oral health problems. Help your child to establish good habits early in their life. Gum disease in particular can be prevented by vigorously brushing the gums every day. Make sure your child spends enough time brushing and flossing, and applies enough pressure to make a difference.

If you live in Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, or surrounding areas, schedule an appointment with Pacific Dental Care. Visiting a pediatric dentist is essential for establishing good oral health habits.