Cute little girl flossing her teeth in bathroomFrom the moment you are born and well into adulthood, your oral health is at risk of infection and other concerns. Indeed, the oral bacteria that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and every other dental-related concern under the sun are constantly targeting your structures, and without an effective routine, you could potentially face losing one or more teeth. In today’s blog your Leawood, KS dentist discusses the importance of starting preventive care early, as well as what tiny smiles require to ensure they are strong and healthy for life.

Caring for Developing Smiles

One of the major questions we often receive is how important is it, really, for children to practice excellent preventive care. After all, their baby teeth are just going to fall out anyway, so effective care does not matter until their adult teeth come in, right? On the contrary, younger smiles need just as much care as adult smiles, if not more.

Indeed, there are a variety of reasons supporting the need for effective dental prevention in children of all ages, but the primary one is that it provides a higher chance of maintaining a strong and healthy smile for life.

Another reason to engage in an effective routine as a youngster is so that those excellent habits are instilled at a young age. For instance, the sooner you get your little one excited about his or her smile, the better he or she will care for it. Additionally, it never hurts to ensure tiny grins are safe, as bacteria that cause decay and disease may linger in the mouth and continue to wreak havoc, even when a baby tooth is lost. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Why Start Early?

Another question we often receive is if it is necessary to start as soon as possible, and to that, we answer yes. You see, oral bacteria and other concerns begin targeting young smiles from the moment they are born, and the longer you wait to initiate care, the more disadvantaged they will be. In fact, we recommend bringing your little one in by the sight of their first tooth or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. At about the age of three, we will then begin seeing your children regularly for routine checkups and cleanings. Give our team a call today to learn more.

Additional Steps to Keep in Mind

We recognize that sometimes tiny smiles could use a little help, and as such, we offer additional treatment such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Each of these options allows a boost of strength so that tiny smiles can fend off significant threats.

Speak with Our Team

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the importance of early children’s dentistry.