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Why Your Child Should Visit the Dentist as Early as Possible October 20, 2016

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
Why Your Child Should Visit the Dentist as Early as Possible , Anchorage, Alaska

Early childhood dental care plays a major role in your child’s oral health. To set your child up for a healthy smile for life, visit the dentist as soon as the first baby tooth emerges. If that first tooth takes a while to sprout, the American Dental Association recommends that your baby visit the dentist no later than his or her first birthday. Today, the experts from Discovery Dental in Eagle River, AK, explain why this early visit is so vital.

3 Benefits Of Early Dentist Visits

Prevention & Treatment

Even babies are affected by tooth decay and cavities. To ensure your child’s teeth are in optimal condition, your dentist will remove any plaque or tartar buildup. If left untreated, this plaque can turn into decay, gum inflammation, and other issues.  

Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

dentistHealthy oral hygiene starts from day one. By taking children to the dentist as soon as possible, they will become more comfortable with the process. Building a positive relationship with the dentist and the rest of the team in these early formative years helps support healthy oral habits down the road.

Professional Support

Your dentist will give you vital tips for caring for your child’s teeth. Since your baby’s primary teeth will affect the health and development of adult teeth, taking your child’s oral hygiene seriously is important. From limiting starches and sugar to learning the proper way to floss, your dentist can help set your child up for a beautiful, strong smile for life.

For quality oral care for the whole family, visit Eagle River’s top family dentist. To schedule an appointment at Discovery Dental, call today at (907) 622-5437. For more information about this practice, visit the website or like them on Facebook for updates.

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