Cavities can destroy more than your child’s smile
Dental caries among our youngest children has become an epidemic. More commonly called cavities or tooth decay, for generations it was assumed that cavities were just a normal part of growing up. Today, your General Family Dentists in Forest Hill at Brush Floss & Smile know better – decay destroys more than your child’s smile. It can take a high toll on their overall health and intellectual and social development.
Here are some of the health hazards of early childhood caries, outlined by the American Association Of Pediatric Dentistry.
Cavities & Your Child’s Smile…
- Loss of Baby Teeth
- Damage to Permanent Teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Lifetime vulnerability to caries and gum disease.
Cavities & Your Child’s Health…
- Poor sleep habits
- Chewing difficulty, malnutrition & insufficient growth
- Disability due to pain.
Cavities & Your Child’s Intellectual Development…
- Improper speech & pronunciation
- Poor school performance
- Missed school
- Inattention in school & at home.
Cavities & Your Child’s Social Development
- Reluctance to speak, smile, or play
- Teasing from others
- Low self-esteem
- Social isolation.
Early childhood decay is a very rapid form of tooth decay that can quickly lead to tooth destruction and the complications we’ve outlined above, yet with early intervention it is preventable. In addition to applying dental sealants to protect your child’s molars, we can assist with home care habits, like brushing and flossing instruction. PLUS, our fun and happy team loves children and has entertaining and engaging ways to help your kids enjoy their dental visits.
Conveniently located and serving families from Forest Hill, Allenby, Chaplin Estates, and the North Toronto area, our Brush Floss & Smile general family dentists would love to help your family achieve the excellent oral health that supports a beautiful smile … for life. Contact us today! We’d love to welcome you to our practice family.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Shana Friedman … located on Eglinton, West of Yonge for your convenience!