Improper Brushing Techniques in Young Children Highlight a Need for Parents to Consult Dentists Earlier, says Premiere Care Dental Group

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Premier Care Dental Group comments on a recent article showcasing how poor dental hygiene in youth can be prevented by consulting dental professionals early.

The healthy smiles of youngsters are priceless for a number of reasons.

By consulting a pediatric dentist early enough in a child’s life, parents and dental professionals have a better chance of catching or preventing any potential ailments before they arise.

A February 15 article detailed a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that parents are teaching their children improper brushing techniques and are not consulting dental professionals early enough. The article went on to explain that children are, unsurprisingly, not good at brushing their teeth and may be using far too much toothpaste, potentially leading to a condition called dental fluorosis, which is responsible for causing pitting in teeth. Pasadena-based dental clinic Premier Care Dental Group says that parents of young children, even one to two years old, are encouraged to take their children to a dentist office to make sure that there are no abnormalities in their children’s teeth and to ensure they learn proper dental hygiene methods. The clinic adds that by consulting a pediatric dentist early enough in a child’s life, parents and dental professionals have a better chance of catching or preventing any potential ailments before they arise.

Citing a similar CDC report, Premier Care Dental Group says that the percentage of children nationwide with untreated tooth decay increased by approximately seven percent between 1994 and 2014. The clinic notes that even minimal tooth decay has the potential to lead to other problems, most typically dental cavities. By taking young children in for checkups and consultations, dentists can get ahead of or even prevent minor problems from developing into more serious concerns. For example, regular cleanings can dramatically reduce the chances of developing periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease, which has been linked to more severe complications like declining cardiovascular health.

Addressing the issue of dental fluorosis—which is caused by excessive amounts of fluoride being deposited in the roots of teeth via the bloodstream—the clinic adds that taking young children to the dentist can also benefit parents who want to ask questions and teach the best dental hygiene techniques specifically tailored for their children. Premier Care Dental Group adds that routine exams can detect conditions like misaligned teeth early on, potentially leading to shorter orthodontic treatments. The clinic concludes that by establishing a routine for dental visits for young children, even as young as one to two years old, proper habits can be instilled that will likely reduce the chances of developing conditions like dental fluorosis, in addition to catching any abnormalities early. Even though many children, and parents, may not necessarily be fond of regular dental visits, the dangers of avoiding such trips are well documented and can lead to a plethora of other health and self-confidence problems, says Premier Care Dental Group.

Interested parents and readers can learn more about Premiere Care Dental Group and the services they offer by visiting their website at https://premiercaredentalgroup.com or by calling 626-795-6855.

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