Should I Bring My Toddler to a Male or Female Pediatric Dentist?
If you have a toddler, the importance of bringing them to a pediatric dentist should not be overlooked. By doing so, you can help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. In addition, you can ensure that they eat and speak clearly.
Pediatric dentistry is also essential for toddlers because it can help prevent the development of cavities. As soon as your child develops teeth, they are susceptible for tooth decay, which is typically caused by various factors such as bacteria inside of the mouth. Without early detection and proper treatment, the decay can spread and lead to pain and infection. In the most severe cases, baby teeth may need to be removed.
If you’d like to reduce your toddler’s risk of cavities, take them to the pediatric dentist frequently and discourage the frequent snacking of sugary or sticky foods, brush their teeth regularly, and refrain from giving them a bottle or sippy cup with sugary beverages. Also, lift the lip along your child’s gum line when cleaning and search for brown or white spots as they may be early signs of cavities.
There are many male and female pediatric dentists. The dentist you select for your toddler should have a warm personality and years of experience treating young children. Here at Wells Family Dental Group, we are pleased to provide toddlers with the high quality dental care they deserve.
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We encourage you to call our office today at 919-266-5332 to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist.