Your child’s teeth are at risk for tooth decay as soon as they emerge. Tooth decay in children are often called the Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, which often occurs in the upper front teeth.
In some cases, children experience tooth decay so severe that their teeth cannot be saved anymore.
Here are some other common dental problems in children:
- Teeth grinding – Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding is a common developmental stage of childhood. It can wear away baby teeth and permanent teeth, causing dental or muscular pain.
- Thumb sucking – This is natural for infants, and it serves an important purpose. For children aged over 4 years old, however, thumb sucking can have a negative impact on erupting teeth.
- Over-retained baby teeth – A baby tooth still in position even with a permanent tooth erupting is called an over-retained tooth. This indicates a potential problem, which needs the immediate help of a dentist.
Start Proper Oral Care Now
Start taking care of your child’s teeth today with the help of dentists like General Dentistry Limited’s very own Katie Reardon DDS. She loves children and particularly enjoys working with them; she also believes that they deserve the same attention adult patients receive.
Whether it’s your child’s first visit to a dentist or just a routine checkup, our team will provide comprehensive children’s dentistry services in a fun, comfortable, and family-friendly environment.
Anxiety-Free Dental Visit
We understand that children are typically scared of visiting the dentist, as dental anxiety is prevalent among children. Fortunately, we are dedicated to making your child’s visit a calm and pleasant experience, so there’s no fear of “next time”.
Dedicated to Dental Health Education
We educate kids on proper oral hygiene—and in the process, we educate parents, too! By teaming up with you, we can ensure that your child has a healthy, vibrant smile all the way into adulthood.
We’re willing to answer questions about oral health. Whether it’s something you’ve seen on our website, or something you’ve heard on a popular show about kids and their teeth, Katie Reardon DDS and our office staff are all here to answer your questions.
Make us a part of your child’s journey to excellent oral health. Call General Dentistry Limited today for children’s dentistry in Sioux Falls!