Taking care of your teeth and gums is always important, no matter what your age happens to be. It is imperative that you seek dental care as soon as teeth begin to develop, so as a parent you must make sure that your child sees a dentist when their baby teeth first begin to emerge. Here at McGregor Dental at McGregor Point, our pediatric dentist can provide your children with the Fort Myers dental care that they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy as they grow up.
Even though kids’ teeth are known for falling out sometime before adolescence, they are still important to take good care of. These first teeth, also known as baby teeth, may not be permanent but they still act as important placeholders for teeth that will certainly be permanent fixtures in a child’s mouth. In order for these later teeth to thrive, a child must have good overall oral health as well. The way that baby teeth grow and develop may also sometimes act as a precursor to what may occur with the individual’s later teeth. For instance, if your child develops a malocclusion, even when they just have their baby teeth, this could mean that their later teeth will develop in much the same way. If you seek the right treatment early on, intensive orthodontic treatment or surgery may not be needed later on. Our pediatric dentist here at McGregor Dental at McGregor Point, Dr. Shorack, can help make sure that your child’s overall dental health is progressing nicely. In addition to providing comprehensive exams and checkups, Dr. Shorack can also dispense important dental hygiene habits to kids as well. It is important that kids know how to take the best care of their teeth and gums between visits if they want to have good overall oral health.
If your child needs any other kind of Fort Myers dental care or other dental work done, our pediatric dentist Dr. Shorack can provide them with the comprehensive treatment that they need. If you want to learn more or set up an appointment, call us here at McGregor Dental at McGregor Point today.