Babies should visit Dentist before second birthday

For most people, going to the dentist is a privilege since many tend not to give much importance about dental care.  They think that it is unimportant since their first concern is the food that they are eating.  Once they got a stable job, then that is the right time for them to have a visit to the dentist.  They think that regular visit to the dentist every six months will compensate for the years loss.  Little did they know that regular visit to the dentist should begin at an early age of two.  Children, who are going to have their second birthday, should visit the dentist to avoid dental problem in the future.

According to “The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry”, children in the ages one and two should have their first visit to the doctor.

Dr. Melissa Patenio says  the child needed to have a first-time visit even before the child began growing its baby teeth.  Parents should practice their child to have a regular dental hygiene.

Patenio said that regular brushing  needed even at an early age.  The babies could use a pre-toothbrush to clean their baby gums.  There are some bacteria that grow inside the mouth of a baby as they get born.

Patenio and her colleagues at Children’s Dentistry Group, 195 S. Rand Road, present these and other tips for finest dental health to their patients.

They are keen with sharing some information regarding dental wisdom with area schoolchildren and day care students by means of health programs, which is accessible at schools. The practice’s community education program lately helped won them a first-place award from the Illinois State Dental Society as part of the society’s Children’s Dental Health Month, celebrated in February. The Illinois State Dental Society referred to the practice Outstanding Practice in both 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Paul Herer, who completed a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, is the Lake Zurich practice’s initiator.

He believes that pediatric dentistry presents children and special needs patients’ specialized care delivered by specialists who have vast knowledge about children, focusing on educational background. That care not provided in general dentistry practices.

He stresses that different cultures internationally has unlikely views of dental health care.  They want to educate the children, so they are reaching for the parents.

The common practices for parents are to send their children once that they reach kindergarten, but the problem with that practice is that, by that point, around 75 to 80 percent of the kids is going to have cavities.