First Day of Kindergarten!
Your was beyond excited, despite having a bike accident the day before school started. Those first day of school pictures will be especially memorable because the bike accident gave her a fat upper lip and pushed her top front teeth back into her mouth. You were thankful for a pediatric dentistry office that was able to get you in right away and for a mother who has gone through this Kindergarten stuff before. She was willing to reach out and provide great advice, about the school preparation and the mouth injury. You cannot wait to hear how the first day went. You are even more anxious, however, to find out how much of her soft lunch she was able to gently chew!
Pediatric dentists provide not only regular check ups, but also emergency services in the case of an accident or a fall. Whether you are looking for someone to help with the decision to pull baby teeth for your child or understand the the process of getting a temporary crown as an adult, it is important to make sure that you visit a well respected dentist. If you are scared of the whole dentist visit process, it might also be worth the time to find a dentist that is known for gentle care and methods. In fact, some dentists even use sedation methods to make sure that their patients are both comfortable and relaxed.
When Was the Last Time That You Went to the Dentist?
As parents we all know how important it is to make sure that our children go to the dentist on a regular basis. The fact that you are the one to take your child to the dentist, however, does not always mean that you are keeping your own dental appointments. Just because you are taking your child to a pediatric dentistry office, though, does not mean that you are getting the best dental care that you need.
Consider these facts about the dental industry and the role that it plays in today’s economy:
- 40% of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten.
- 42% of children between the ages of two and 11 have had cavaties in their primary teeth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
- Pediatric dentistry patients typically have appointments every six months.
- Unfortunately, 19% of adolescents between the ages of two and 19 have untreated dental problems that will likely lead to eventual an eventual cavity, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 47.2% of adults over age 30 have gum disease, or periodontal disease.
- The average person waits for three years between their dental appointments.
Making sure that both you and your children are going to the dentist on a regular basis is not only a good way to make sure that you are getting the care that you need, but also that you are setting and following a good example.