Children are like sponges, absorbing more knowledge in their first seven years than any other time in their life — including habits, whether good or bad. The oral hygiene habits that your child learns in those early years are often set for the rest of their life. That’s why it’s so important to teach them the habit of regularly visiting their dentist from early on. What’s more, your dentist can detect if there are any developing issues before they become problematic.

Among dentists in Sacramento, the Marconi Dental Group offers special pediatric dental care to identify and address any childhood dental issues before they show themselves.

Your Child’s First Dental Checkup

Because tooth decay can develop in baby teeth at any stage, it’s important for your child to meet their dentist as soon as their first tooth starts showing, not when it’s already come out. Baby teeth are much smaller than permanent teeth, and a teething infant often tries to put any available item into their mouth, sterilized or not. Sometimes bacteria begin an attack on your child’s new teeth, and in about six months the attack reaches the dentin – the inner section of the tooth. The dentin is even more vulnerable to these attacks since it has not had time to harden yet.

Your pediatric dentist at the Marconi Dental Group performs an exam to ensure your child’s teeth are not in danger of decay. At the same time, they check to make sure your child’s teeth and jaw are developing properly. If there is any concern, your dentist discusses all possible treatment options with you, so you can make an informed decision about the best way to maintain your child’s oral health.

Pediatric Dental Treatments

What kinds of treatments are available for children at an early age, and what benefits do they offer?

Of course, the Marconi Dental Group knows that every mouth is different, as is every child. If you would like to discuss a specific issue your child might be facing, or would like to schedule a consultation, please call us directly or schedule an appointment online.

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