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Pursuing optimal dental health for your child can greatly affect their oral hygiene as an adult! Discover the answers to frequently asked questions about your child’s dental health:

Why are baby teeth so important?

You may be thinking that good oral hygiene for baby teeth isn’t that important since their adult teeth will come in soon. However, their baby teeth act as “placeholders” for their adult teeth! Baby teeth form a path that adult teeth will follow.

How can I prevent tooth decay and cavities?

The best way to prevent tooth decay and cavities is good oral hygiene practices! Brush your child’s teeth twice per day, floss once per day, avoid sugary foods and drinks, and visit the dentist regularly. We recommend starting early, as soon as the first tooth erupts. This will teach them good oral hygiene practices from the very beginning.

How often does my child need to go to the dentist?

It is usually recommended that a child visits the dentist every six months. This allows the dentist to check for cavities, tooth decay, and other problems that could become severe in time. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Strandburg, don’t hesitate to call us today: 478-287-2179.

How can I ease my child’s anxiety about going to the dentist?

We recommend using friendly words instead of “scary” words. Explain to them WHY they are going to visit the dentist and that you visit your dentist, too. Many children will mimic their parent’s feelings. If you’re calm, they’ll be calm.  

Optimal Dental Health provided by Dr. Strandburg

Dr. Strandburg can treat both adults and children! At Mark Strandburg, DMD, we provide “happy visits” to children to ease their anxiety about the dentist. Give us a call with your questions or to schedule an appointment: 478-287-2179.