Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. It doesn’t often appear in children, but it can. That’s why the team at Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX stresses good dental health, with regular checkups and proper dental hygiene, starting at an early age.
We recommend a child’s first dental visit as soon as the first tooth comes in, or by the first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing problems, and sets the stage for lifelong dental health.
Too many parents wait longer than that to bring their children in for a checkup. This can have serious consequences. Kids should see the dentist twice a year, just like their parents should.
The condition of a child’s teeth can change fairly quickly. A slight change in diet or habit, like thumb sucking, may be noticeable after just six months. Such issues can make the child vulnerable to tooth decay or jaw development problems, so the sooner we can identify them, the better.
At Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX we place a lot of importance on preventative care and want all our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives. We offer pediatric dentistry, and patients from El Paso, Anthony, Socorro, Horizon City, and Canutillo also come to us for complete family dentistry. Contact us today!