Patient Education Benefits You and Your Child – The Troy Family Dentist Explains How

Written by Dr. Bentley on Feb 7, 2017

The team at our Troy family dentist office love treating children because we want to give them the best possible start with their oral health. Early visits with your little ones aren’t as much about treatment as they are education.

Raising kids is hard work, and nobody expects you to automatically be an expert in their proper oral health care. That’s where we come in. During these early visits our family dentist will focus on educating you about the ways you can help ensure that your child has a healthy smile.

Teaching Your Child Proper Oral Hygiene

 We will show you the best ways for you to brush and floss your child’s teeth. If you have an older child, we will include them in the conversation so that they can learn proper oral hygiene techniques. These are lessons that, when reinforced at home, will benefit your child’s oral health long into adulthood.

 Good oral hygiene is essential at every age, even for children as young as a year old. We want to make sure you have the information necessary to protect primary teeth because they play a very important role.

 Why Your Child’s Baby Teeth are Important

Even though they eventually fall out, baby teeth have a big job to do. They hold a place for the permanent teeth that are already developing in their gums. Losing a baby tooth too early because of decay can have serious effects on your child’s oral health. Surrounding baby teeth start to shift position and drift into the space left by a missing tooth. Permanent teeth no longer have the space to grow in properly, leading to tooth misalignment and orthodontic treatment in the future.

 The team at the Troy family dentist office want to ensure that your child starts life with the healthiest smile possible. Please call our office to arrange a convenient appointment so we can get started!