The clinic explains that, while many adults face the difficulty of returning to the dentist regularly, many kids have dental problems simply because they start care too late in life.
(PRWEB) August 20, 2015
In an article published July 24th on NursinginPractice.com, writer and dental health professional Karen Coates makes the case for an increased emphasis of childhood dental care, citing facts from her home country of the United Kingdom that point to insufficient care. She notes that an average of 8 or 9 children in every UK primary school classroom have some degree of tooth decay. While the numbers don’t translate precisely to the United States, for a number of reasons, what remains true across oceans is that preventative care can lower any country’s tooth decay numbers, says West Los Angeles family dentist Dr. Farzad Feiz of Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care. By treating both adults and children, the LA dental office, which also goes by the collective name of Feiz Dental, explains, they have a tremendous amount of experience seeing firsthand what too much waiting between appointments can do to dental health. The clinic explains that, while many adults face the difficulty of returning to the dentist regularly, many kids have dental problems simply because they start care too late in life. Catching these adolescent dental problems before they begin can be very important in stopping more serious general dental and orthodontia needs down the line.
- General Dental Health – In regards to general dental care, preventative care is equally important for kids as it is for adults, notes Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care. Not only are things like fillings and dental implants costly down the line, establishing good preventative dental habits solidifies the importance of these habits in the mind of young children. While it is true that a large part of a pediatric dentist’s job is to know how to treat pediatric dental problems as opposed to working with normal adult teeth, a dentist treating young patients must also do everything they can to help young children establish good habits and attitudes surrounding dental care.
- Orthodontia – Closely observing how a child’s adult teeth come in after losing their baby teeth is also important for monitoring if children will need orthodontia to correct any potential alignment problems, says Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care. Even if a child will need orthodontia regardless of how the teeth progress, having the care that they need early can sometimes reduce the time and cost associated with future care.
While this article is not necessarily bringing to light any points that are not already well known by dentists, Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care explains that the prevalence of pediatric dental problems means that this issue needs to be highlighted further for the benefit of families. Parents unsure of whether their child is too young for dental care can contact Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care today at 818-871-0680 (Calabasas location) or 310-207-1060 (West Los Angeles location) or visit the clinic online at http://www.feizdental.com to learn more about the needs of young patients.