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Care of pediatric teeth is essential to the health and development of all children. It is recommended that a child visits the dentist by his or her first birthday. Primary teeth are necessary for the normal development of jaw bones and muscles. They also promote proper chewing and positioning of permanent teeth. Care of pediatric teeth should begin as soon as the child’s first tooth appears.


Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children in the United States. Untreated cavities can lead to pain and infection. This is a serious health concern which may negatively impact a child’s ability to speak, eat, and learn.


Fortunately, cavities are preventable. Good pediatric oral health is achievable with proper dental care, diet, and education. For children under six years old, parents should supervise daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. Prolonged exposure of sugary liquids to the teeth should be avoided. Scheduling regular visits with a dental provider is key.

Affinia Healthcare provides comprehensive oral health services for children and adults at three convenient locations. Children may receive oral screenings, dental cleanings, fluoride applications, sealants, and other necessary procedures. Affinia Healthcare dental providers are sensitive to the needs of the pediatric population. The providers and staff go above and beyond to make the dental visit a positive and fun experience.

DentistOn a daily basis, your mouth is home to over 100,000,000 micro-creatures who are swimming, feeding, reproducing, and depositing waste in your mouth! Makes you want to brush your teeth, doesn’t it?


Pros Of Brushing Teeth With Baking Sodacomic

It works to help clean teeth. According to the Journal of Clinical Dentistry (June 2008), brushing teeth with baking soda products was proven more effective than using products without baking soda.


Cons Of Brushing Teeth With Baking Soda

The American Dental Association has not approved brushing teeth with baking soda. Brushing with baking soda alone will not provide enough fluoride needed to help remineralize teeth and prevent cavities.