How Kids Can Benefit from Early Dentist Visits

Cosmetic & Family Dentist Serving Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Draper & Nearby Utah

Posted: February 18, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently reported that cavities have become an epidemic among children. If you're searching for professional treatment to decrease your child's risk of tooth decay, West Jordan family dentist Dr. Keith Warr can recommend at-home and in-office treatments to keep your child's teeth in top shape.

Beyond the pain of a toothache, children with pervasive cavities can experience a number of other ill health effects, including increased susceptibility to infection and trouble eating. Poor oral health can also diminish a child's ability to participate in school and socialize with other children.

Thankfully, parents can take steps to combat tooth decay by teaching their children good dental habits from a young age. Regular brushing and flossing, along with keeping an annual checkup with your family dentist, can help your child maintain a healthy mouth through development and into adulthood.

Children who are taught to take care of their teeth independently and receive professional examination and care once a year can enjoy a decreased risk of developing cavities, along with other benefits like:

  • Improved overall health

  • Less difficulty chewing, meaning better nutrition

  • Healthy sleep habits

  • Less time away from school due to toothache or illness

  • Better self-esteem, leading to greater confidence in the classroom and when interacting with other children

To learn more about our individualized family dentistry services, please contact Warr Dental or call 801-216-3713 today to schedule a consultation at our West Jordan-area office.