Preventative dentistry plays a vital role in your child's dental health. Learning some basic facts about proper hygiene can give your child the lifelong gift of a healthy mouth, white teeth, and a beautiful smile.
There are many benefits to having a healthy mouth. Healthy dentition aids the digestive process. Proper alignment of teeth and healthy gums allows proper chewing of food. This makes it easier for foods to be digested which leads to better nutrition. Having a great smile is important and gives a child confidence when interacting with others at school and at play.
Poor dental health can lead to physical pain. Anyone who has ever experienced the pain of a toothache knows how uncomfortable it is. No parent likes to see their child suffer unnecessary pain. Decayed teeth and infected gums can harbor bacteria and have been linked to other health problems throughout the body. Poor oral health can cause emotional issues such as being embarrassed by bad breath. Children may be afraid to smile due to discolored or decayed teeth.
Fortunately, poor dental health can be avoided. Healthy dental habits are easy to learn and should be part of your child's daily routine. When instituted at a young age, these habits will become a natural part of your child's everyday life that they will carry with them into adulthood.
Dr. Bruce Vafa is a pediatric dentist who will teach you and your child the latest in dental health and preventative care techniques including:
- proper brushing and flossing techniques
- benefits of fluoride
- use of sealants
- preventing sports injuries
- diet tips for good oral health
- why parents need to be involved in their child's dental hygiene
- normal tooth development
- the role of orthdontics
Dr. Bruce Vafa and his trained staff of professionals will assist you by developing a personalized program for your child's unique oral health needs. They will answer all of your questions and provide a special form to be filled out regarding your child's diet. Diet analysis is a beneficial tool to help you and your child make the best food choices for proper nutrition to promote the best dental health.