Article on Childhood Cavities and Diet Highlights Important Considerations in Pediatric Dental Care, Says Medical Center Dental Care

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles area dental group explains that it can be difficult for parents to monitor their children’s dental health, but an experienced pediatric dentist can help tremendously.

Medical Center Dental Care provides patients with a high level of care in a variety of dental sub-specialties.

While all of the tips listed by the article are good, it can still be difficult for parents to know for sure that their children are maintaining good oral health without the help of a pediatric dentist.

According to an article published November 17th by The Huffington Post, the past several years has seen an increase in the number of children who experience both tooth decay and gum disease. The reason for this, as explained by the article, is due to the extremely large amount of sugar in the diets of today’s youth. The article goes on to give parents five recommendations in terms of what they should and shouldn’t feed their kids in the interest of good oral hygiene. According to Los Angeles area dental group, Medical Center Dental Care, while all of the tips listed by the article are good, it can still be difficult for parents to know for sure that their children are maintaining good oral health without the help of a pediatric dentist. Medical Center Dental Care explains that a pediatric dentist helps juvenile patients both by providing them with quality care, but also by advising parents on how what to watch out for in the time between appointments:

  • Quality Pediatric Care – While there are certainly differences between caring for patients with baby teeth versus those with permanent adult teeth, Medical Center Dental Care explains that one of the biggest differences between caring for child and adult patients is in the dentist’s chairside manner. Pediatric specialist Dr. Magnolia Becker at Medical Center Dental Care has extensive experience caring for the needs of young patients, and knows what must be done to keep children comfortable and at ease when receiving necessary dental treatments.
  • Advising Parents – Because most children typically only visit the dentist twice a year, Medical Center Dental Care explains that parents have to be the ones in charge of their child’s oral health for the vast majority of the year. They note that, in addition to giving parents dietary tips such as the ones in the article, a good pediatric dentist can also teach parents how to properly monitor brushing and flossing while encouraging other good behaviors. Medical Center Dental Care notes that, especially for parent’s whose own dental habits may be lacking, it can be difficult to convey the benefits of proper oral hygiene to a child. This is something that parents can discuss with dental specialists at Medical Center Dental Care.

Medical Center Dental Care explains that, although other dental groups may match the range of services that they offer their patients, few can do so at the consistently high level of care that patients receive when they come to their offices. For more information about the services offered by Medical Center Dental Care, or to schedule an appointment today, call their offices at (818) 452-0038 or visit the dental office online at http://www.MC-WestHillsDentalCare.com.

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