Hello Virginia! Today’s White & White blog is for new Midlothian, Bon Air, Midlothian VA, and Richmond parents. We know that your child’s health and safety is your top priority. That’s why you baby-proof your home, serve healthy foods, and buckle them tightly in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.
We’re Drs. J. Scott & Pranee White. We want to remind Midlothian parents that oral health is an intrinsic component of overall health. Teeth and gum condition can affect speech development, nutrition, and self-confidence. From birth, there are important things parents can do to promote healthy teeth – even before your son’s or daughter’s first tooth erupts.
At White & White, we maintain a kid-friendly environment so our youngest patients look forward to dental check-ups and never develop the dental anxiety that was more common in generations past. We love working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life and we can assure you that our relaxing staff will help your child have a positive experience.
We recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the visit, we can discuss family dentistry issues such as fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, orthodontia, and dental sealants. Dental sealants are composed of a plastic material that is applied to children’s teeth. The sealants bond to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures and protects the enamel against acids and plaque.
Midlothian children’s dentists also advise Virginia parents about pacifier use, thumb-sucking and other habits that can affect your child’s tooth development and oral health. Remember to call us immediately at 804-302-5592 if your child (or any member of your family) experiences a tooth injury.