No child should have to endure a toothache. To clean and restore children’s teeth before decay progresses, we recommend that they visit the dentist twice a year. If yours have not done so yet, now is a good time.
The most recent information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in five children have untreated cavities. This contributes to several problems. Young children’s speech development may be delayed by dental pain. Children of all ages may be reluctant to eat and have difficulty sleeping, making them unfocused and irritable. People who suffer from chronic stress are likelier to engage in nighttime teeth grinding, which also causes dental pain.
When children do have tooth decay, it is best for them to be treated as early as possible so that the decay does not get bad enough to require a root canal or replacement crown. Children who do not have tooth decay should also be brought in for regular check-ups so we can provide sealants, which will make them less likely to get cavities in the future, and so we can determine whether their permanent teeth are coming in correctly.