Dental decay is considered the most common chronic health condition in children. Millions of children suffer from tooth decay that is so severe it interferes with their ability to eat comfortably, speak clearly, sleep restfully and learn adequately. Our North Hollywood pediatric dentist offers treatment options to help children achieve good dental health that can last them a lifetime.
Even though statistics reveal that dental disease is five times more common than asthma and that more than 40 percent of children suffer from tooth decay before they enter kindergarten, as many as 17 million children lack access to dental care every year. Fewer than 2 percent of kids have had a dental checkup by their first birthday, and dental diseases are a common cause for ER visits in children. Our pediatric dentist in North Hollywood recommends preventative dental care and encourages good dental hygiene that can help children avoid suffering from common preventable conditions, such as tooth decay and gum disease, that can lead to malnourishment, infection and lost school days.
Pediatric Dentistry Specialist North Hollywood
Our North Hollywood pediatric dentist believes that pediatric dental diseases are entirely preventable as well as highly treatable and curable. We are committed to reducing children’s pain and discomfort due to tooth decay, and we are dedicated to providing dental education in order to ensure all our patients have access to the building blocks of good dental health. Our pediatric dentist in North Hollywood recommends brushing after meals with fluoride toothpaste and flossing daily. Children should be supervised until good brushing habits are established, and biannual dental visits should begin when the first tooth erupts or by 12 months. We offer preventative treatments that can dramatically reduce the incidence of cavities, including fluoride treatments and dental sealants.
Contact our North Hollywood dentist to learn more or to schedule your child’s next checkup.