From the time we cut our first tooth, our dental health contributes to a high quality of life. Our teeth affect how we smile, eat, laugh, speak in public, and even the way we feel about ourselves. A pleasant smile is a sign of attractiveness and confidence, even for children.
Dental problems tend to have long-term effects. This is why regular dental check-ups and getting dental care as soon as a problem is detected are so important. The habit of good oral hygiene and regular dental care is typically learned when we are children.
Because they are in a stage of life when they’re still developing, and their permanent teeth have yet to arrive (or are just coming in), children have special needs and require a different type of dentistry than adults. For example, cavities are common in children but gum disease is not. Many children need braces to help straighten misaligned teeth.