As we all know it’s hard to perform at the peak of our ability when we don’t feel well. The child who is suffering from the discomfort of a toothache will also be less able to focus on his classroom studies or participate in any school or social activities. Preventive treatments and early detection of any problems are two of the ways a pediatric dentist goes about promoting the good oral health of his patients.

Of course regular visits to the office are necessary so that your pediatric dentist can properly monitor the development of your child’s permanent teeth and make sure the primary teeth stay healthy. Home care however, is just as important to his continued oral health.

Your child will need help learning how to brush his teeth to get the best results. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents oversee brushing and flossing at least until the child is seven years of age. By then he will have formed the good habits that will serve him well through adolescence to adulthood.

The novelty of home use of the intra-oral camera may soon become more widespread. With professional instruction and guidance parents will be able to use the technology to spot a potential complication and bring it to the attention of the dentist before it becomes more serious.

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