|Dr. Alan Wishneff D.D.S.
Restorative Dentistry / Oral Health
April 13, 2016
Dentists have been seeing an increase in patients with cavities. But most of these patients are actually preschoolers. Children that don’t have regular dental appointments and aren’t brushing their teeth twice a day, can end up with dental problems that can linger for many years.
Pediatric dentists are seeing more dental decay in children at an earlier age. It is important for parents to start taking the child to the dentist when they are about a year old. Dentists will be able to keep an expert eye on the growing teeth. If parents notice a problem with their child’s teeth it is probably too late.
Some dentists have even seen preschoolers that have up to ten cavities. Parents think that problems or cavities found in the baby teeth will eventually fall out and go away. However, young children still have many years before all their baby teeth fall out. Baby teeth that have dental problems can cause more problems for many years to come. Cavities in baby teeth can also affect the permanent teeth.
Young children should be brushing and flossing their teeth daily. This will help to protect them from the bacteria that cause cavities. Parents need to be helping their children in brushing techniques. Many times a little one will miss teeth or they will get lazy about brushing. Another key thing that parents can do to help maintain their child’s healthy teeth is to dilute the juice that their child is drinking. Many juices contain sugar and this sugar can be harmful to the teeth and their overall health.
The earlier you get your child use to the dentist chair and get them into the habit of brushing their teeth, the better their oral health will be in the long run.
For more information about this topic or any other dental topic, contact Dr.Wishneff at [email protected] or call (561) 488-3111. Dr. Alan Wishneff is a Boca Raton Dentist dedicated to bringing patients state-of-the-art dental care. As a cosmetic, family and restorative dentist, he helps patients enjoy a natural and healthy smile. He is trained in cosmetic dentistry, including porcelain veneers; advanced cosmetic bonding techniques; oral surgery; medical emergency procedures; advanced crown and bridge; advanced TMJ; implant dentistry; endodontics-root canals: utilization of most advanced dental materials. Dr, Wishneff and staff are dedicated to providing great smiles in Boca Raton for more than 30 years. After more than two decades of practicing dentistry in Boca Raton, Dr. Wishneff is more committed than ever to this community.