Protecting Your Child's Teeth
At FoxView Dental, Dr. Yenchesky DDS provides De Pere residents with essential dental care and education for everyone in the family, including young children. During the all-important formative years, children learn vital behavior and habits that will affect the quality of their whole life. Among other things, they learn how to walk, how to speak, how to interact with others, and hopefully how to care for their oral health.
Parents may not think of promoting good oral health to their children as being overly important, but they should realize the vital role a child’s teeth play not only when they are younger, but later on in their life as an adult.
As early as 6 months of age, the first tooth of your child may become visible. Over the next few years, the rest of the primary teeth (also referred to as baby teeth) also appear and provide your child with a very important part of their physical, social, and emotional growth.
These teeth help your child to chew and break down food, allowing them to get the nutrients to grow as a healthy individual. They are also essential in allowing your child to eventually be able to speak clearly and effectively. Furthermore, these primary teeth help the jaw develop and save room for the permanent teeth, which start to come in at about the age of 6 or 7 years. Therefore, parents must care for the gums and teeth of their child from the beginning, and as the child grows older, parents should also teach them the importance of dental care.
The American Dental Association recommends that you bring your baby to the dentist for a “well-baby checkup.” This is to be done after the first tooth comes in and no later than the child’s first birthday.
It gives your dentist the opportunity to check for tooth decay and other things that may affect the teeth of your child, including thumb-sucking habits. She also can show you how to clean your baby’s teeth properly.
Children's Dentist in De Pere, WI
If it is time to book a dental appointment for members of your family, including your children, contact us at FoxView Dental today. Dr. Yenchesky DDS is giving De Pere residents of all ages the assistance they need to have healthy, happy smiles that will last them a lifetime.