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National Children’s Dental Health Month is here! | Edgewater, MD

HomeCavity PreventionNational Children’s Dental Health Month is here! | Edgewater, MD

This month we want to take a moment to consider the importance of keeping your child’s teeth strong and healthy- even their primary, or “baby” teeth.

At Edgewater Dental Arts, family dentist Dr. John Cutting recommends that children begin to come in for routine dental visits around the age of 3- this is approximately when all primary teeth have erupted.

These preventive care visits are an important part of your child’s physical health and well being at a time when they are growing and establishing routines that can last a lifetime! Keeping your child’s primary teeth healthy is important for many reasons and pediatric preventive care visits give Dr. Cutting and his staff the opportunity to teach proper brushing and flossing techniques. Dr. Cutting also takes the time to emphasize the role that a healthy diet can play in reducing tooth decay and keeping teeth strong and healthy for the long run.

Your child’s primary teeth play a role in their speech development and nutrition: strong, healthy teeth allow a child to eat a wide variety of foods and enable their speech patterns to develop normally. Children who lose these early teeth to decay may have trouble eating a varied, healthy diet and may also develop altered speech patterns at a time when they are mastering these skills for future development. These teeth also serve as “place holders” for the permanent teeth, helping to ensure their proper alignment when they come in between the ages of 6 and 12.

Although the incidence of tooth decay and cavities in young patients has been declining in recent years, there has been a slight increase in cavities for pediatric patients. Early visits to the dentist can enable Dr. Cutting to spot cavities in their early phases when conservative treatment can be most effective and serve to keep the tooth strong and healthy. Left untreated, tooth decay in a young patient may eventually lead to the loss of a primary tooth.

At Edgewater Dental Arts, Dr. Cutting offer family dentistry services that will keep everyone in YOUR family smiling!

Dr. John Cutting

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John Cutting, DMD is an Annapolis dentist experienced in all aspects of dentistry. He provides complete care from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his conveniently located and comfortable office, Edgewater Dental Arts.