We welcome your entire family to Watkins Dental Group, and this certainly includes your kids. It’s crucial for children to receive appropriate dental care and learn how to keep their smiles healthy as they lose their baby teeth and develop permanent teeth. Maintaining a kid-friendly environment is one of our top priorities. Dr. Watkins has a calm and friendly demeanor which is very helpful when working with kids and communicating with their parents.
Early Dental Care for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles
It’s essential to have a qualified dentist begin monitoring the health and growth of children’s teeth as they develop. This will set the stage for a lifetime of effective care. It’s also important for kids to learn how to properly care for their teeth. At Watkins Dental Group, educating our younger patients about the necessity of effective dental hygiene is one of our major goals. The earlier kids learn how to take care of their teeth, the healthier their smiles will be.
Focusing on oral healthcare at home is extremely important for kids. By setting the right example of proper oral hygiene, we help children develop essential habits that will benefit them for life.
Taking Care of Your Child’s Primary Teeth
Many parents have the mistaken impression that it’s not important to care for their children’s primary teeth because these teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth. This is a dangerous and misguided assumption. While it’s true that all of a child’s primary teeth will eventually fall out, it’s necessary to begin practicing effective oral care as soon as their first “baby teeth” begin to erupt. The condition of children’s primary teeth influences the health and position of their permanent teeth.
Every child’s primary teeth are vulnerable to tooth decay, and this can lead to cavities, gum disease, and additional issues with their permanent teeth. Furthermore, a child’s primary teeth create the spaces where their permanent teeth will grow in. That’s why primary teeth are often referred to as “nature’s braces.”
Children’s Dentistry in Dallas, PA
Children are an important part of our practice at Watkins Dental Group. Call us at (570) 675-1138 to schedule your child’s next checkup today.