Dental care is a matter of importance for people of all ages, including young children. While children do have baby teeth that will eventually fall out to make way for permanent teeth, these primary teeth still need to be taken care of. To protect your children from issues such as pediatric decay and early childhood cavities, you can visit our Wakefield pediatric dentist to provide your child with the comprehensive preventative and general dental care they need on a regular basis.
Kids should really begin to see a dentist when they first develop teeth. The earliest stage of tooth development is also known as teething, and you may find your child chewing or gnawing on things. Kids do this to alleviate the symptoms of teething and it can be the first sign you need to keep an eye out for before bringing your child to the dentist for the first time. Kids need routine dental care just as much as adults do, and they should see a pediatric dentist about twice a year just like their parents. Even though kids’ teeth are not permanent, their baby teeth play a huge role in the future of their dental health. Here at Essex Street Dental Care, our Wakefield pediatric dentist, Dr. Jaeik Lee, can take care of your child’s dental health throughout their young lives to avoid things like pediatric decay and cavities. If a child’s teeth suffer greatly, it can affect the health of their permanent teeth later on. This is because baby teeth act as a placeholder for their permanent teeth, and the placement as well as the development of these primary teeth can often tell dentists how a child’s later teeth may come in as well. By preventing cavities and childhood gingivitis, as well as other concerns, your child will have a better chance of having a healthy smile once their secondary teeth start coming in.
If your child starts teething, Dr. Lee is here at Essex Street Dental Care to provide them with the care they need, so if you need a Wakefield pediatric dentist all you have to do is call our office today.