Many people believe that baby teeth are less important than permanent teeth because they are just going to “fall out anyway”. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Below I’ll outline research that I’ve found on the topic to help you make the right decision for your child. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Adam Pollock recommends the first visit by the age of 2, unless there is a concern earlier on.
- Baby teeth serve a very important purpose as place-holders in growing mouths during early years of development. They help maintain the proper structure of the mouth in providing a guide for permanent teeth to move in behind them when the time comes. Taking a child to the dentist early gives them a chance to monitor the development of the child’s teeth and jaw.
- Tooth decay happens to children and adults across all economic lines and it is starting earlier in life. It isn’t uncommon for a preschooler to go to their first dentist appointment and have a mouth-full of cavities. Cavities in baby teeth still cause pain and discomfort which often leads to missed school and poor overall health. There should be no shame involved with your child having a cavity but it should be taken care of for your child’s overall health.
- Early dental visits can prevent dental trouble. Believe it or not, your child is at risk for tooth decay at the very first tooth. It is important for a dentist to monitor your child’s teeth for decay and discoloration. There are even preventative treatments that your child can take advantage of with baby teeth including regular cleanings and dental sealants.
Choose Dr. Adam Pollock D. D.S. Pediatric Dentistry
My family has trusted Dr. Adam Pollock Pediatric Dentistry in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio as our pediatric dentist for the past decade! They are friendly, helpful, and professional in every manner. Trips to our pediatric dentist twice a year are just as important as brushing for two minutes twice a day.
If you are looking for a caring pediatric dentistry in the greater Akron, Ohio area, contact Dr. Adam Pollock Pediatric Dentistry today at (330) 929-3091.
Dr. Adam Pollock D. D.S. Pediatric Dentistry
1707 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Dr. Adam Pollock Pediatric Dentistry is conveniently located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, just minutes from Akron, Stow, Munroe Falls, Kent, Hudson, Peninsula, Tallmadge, Ellet, Copley, and Fairlawn, Ohio.