Good habits start early. The sooner your children learn proper dental hygiene, the more likely they are to practice excellent dental hygiene for the rest of their lives. Dr. Benjamin J. Crowley at Brightwork Family Dentistry provides pediatric dentistry services to residents in and around the Richmond, Virginia area.
Make an appointment for Dr. Crowley to see your child around the time he or she turns 3 years old, which is the recommended age when children begin learning the importance of oral care and dental hygiene. Dr. Crowley specializes in pediatric dental care as an important part of overall health and works patiently to ensure each child is comfortable in the dentist chair. Dr. Crowley and his team of highly-skilled hygienists work carefully with pediatric patients to put them -- and you -- at ease.
Dr. Crowley begins seeing toddlers at the age of 3, so you're responsible for setting an example for daily oral care by ensuring your child’s teeth are brushed regularly. Always use a soft-bristle toothbrush, especially for infants and toddlers, to remove plaque and bacteria that causes teeth and gums to decay. This should be done at bedtime for maximum effectiveness.
The short answer is, “extremely important.” Primary teeth -- or baby teeth -- help youngsters learn how to speak and chew correctly. During this time, you should closely monitor your child’s habits, so that you can inform Dr. Crowley of any concerns you might have concerning permanent teeth when they start to come in.
Both breastmilk and formula contain sugar and many parents may be familiar with what’s commonly called ‘baby bottle tooth decay.’ It is important to maintain good dental and overall health from the beginning to prevent tooth decay in young children. Provided your infant or toddler is getting the proper nutrients and that you brush his or her teeth daily, you shouldn’t experience any problems before your toddler’s first appointment with Dr. Crowley. Always brush your child’s teeth at bedtime to get optimal results. Call or schedule your child’s dental appointment online with Dr. Crowley. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
"Customer service at this practice was on point. Dr. Crowley and the hygienist did a great job cleaning and taking care of my teeth."
"Always a pleasure to come here! The staff is great, Dr. Crowley has a gentle touch, is always smiling and truly a great dentist and, they are always upfront..."
"Crowley Dentristy has the best dental staff available anywhere. The entire team works closely together to make sure that your experience is comfortable."