Hello new Jefferson City parents. We know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires constant effort. You snap them snugly in their car seats, baby-proof your medicine cabinet and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your Jefferson City pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups and an occasional prescription for antibiotics.
Jefferson City Dental Care wants to remind you about another critical component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child tooth decay. You have probably received the following critical advice, but it bears repeating:
Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle!
Don’t allow kids to drink juice continually during the day!
Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods!
Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop optimal oral health habits that will serve them well throughout their life.
Jefferson City Dental Care recommends beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth erupts. Our friendly staff helps young patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their exams.
Dr. Justin Johnson can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, normal child tooth development, braces, athletic tooth protection, fluoride, or any other pediatric dental issue.
In addition to pediatric dentistry, Jefferson City Dental Care offers the full spectrum of cutting-edge restorative and cosmetic dental procedures such as: dental implants, porcelain veneers, and prepless veneers.
If your toddler has not yet visited the dentist, schedule an appointment ASAP by calling us at 573-634-2400.
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