Why Pediatric Dentistry Is So Important

Dental and oral health is very important for everyone, especially children, as they can be prone to cavities. Teaching your child to brush their teeth and floss early on can promote healthy habits that will carry on with them later on in life.

Visits to a pediatric dentist every year can help encourage these good habits. Not only that, but they’ll be able to provide oral care for your child and make sure they have a healthy and happy smile.

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

One of the key aspects of good overall health is good oral health. Oral health is vital to the health of our lungs, brain, throat, and more. Helping a child establish good brushing habits is essential to protecting them down the road as they age. Early dental treatment can help your child understand the importance of maintaining good oral health and keeping their teeth healthy and happy

Pediatric dentists are experts in child oral health care and will ensure your child is taken care of, as well as taught how to brush and floss properly. As your child’s teeth begin to fall out and new ones come in, it is important to keep this new set of teeth healthy as we don’t get any more teeth after that.

Even as children begin to enter their teenage years, pediatric dentistry will still be a crucial part of their oral health journey. It is important that a specialist continues to see them to make sure they have healthy gums and teeth with annual cleanings.

When to Schedule an Appointment

It is never too early to want to ensure your child’s oral health is in top condition. Whether they’re a child or teen, a child is ready for a pediatric dentist appointment as early as the age of one. They are also ready to see a pediatric dentist as soon as they have teeth that can be checked on.

Protect Your Child’s Teeth With Us!

At Pound Ridge Cosmetic Dentistry, in Pound Ridge, NY, our dentists are dedicated to ensuring our patients receive nothing but the best level of care. 

Dr. Helaine Smith has been working in dentistry for more than 30 years now and is passionately committed to using the latest technology and best techniques to guarantee long term outcomes for her patients. Give us a call at 914-764-3540, or visit us at poundridgecosmeticdentistry.com to schedule an appointment.


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