Give Your Child’s Smile a Bright Start . . . For an Even Brighter Future

Did you know that cavities are the most chronic childhood disease?

Cavities are five times more common than asthma. Children with pain from tooth decay typically miss more school and have lower grade point averages than their peers. But cavities are nearly 100% preventable, and it’s easy to protect your child’s oral health and ensure a bright future.

It’s never too early to start! Adopting healthy habits at any age can help prevent painful tooth decay and affect your child’s learning and future success.

Dental health is part of overall health, and healthy teeth—even baby teeth—are important for life-long health. Here are some guidelines you can follow at every stage that will help keep your child’s smile healthy.

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Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth

If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours.

Your pearly whites don’t just look pretty, they are important place holders for each other. Over time, those adjacent to a toothless gap can drift to fill the space and move out of alignment.  Additionally, tooth roots below the gums provide stimulation that the underlying jawbone needs to maintain its form and density.

Following are common approaches to replacing a lost tooth. The most appropriate for you will depend on a variety of factors that you should discuss with your dentist.

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