Did you know that tooth decay is the number 1 chronic childhood illness? A child is 5 times more likely to suffer poor health due to tooth decay than to asthma. Ignoring your child’s teeth can result in devastating consequences that go beyond the dental chair.
Excessive tooth decay can cause general health issues and compromise your child’s growth or function. If untreated it can lead to malnourishment, bacterial infections, and could require emergency surgery. Tooth decay is also painful and can cause your child to develop problems speaking, eating, and even learning.
Help your child stay healthy by emphasizing the importance of a good oral hygiene routine. Make sure they brush their teeth twice per day and limit the amount of junk food they consume. Schedule routine visits to the dentist for optimal care.
For more information on the effects of childhood tooth decay, click here. Here at Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, your child’s oral health is our priority! Make an appointment today at either our Commack location or our Medford location. To learn more about our practice, visit us on the web at www.supermolar.com.