Pediatric dentistry matters because tooth decay is the No. 1 chronic childhood illness.
Why is this? Infant and adolescent cavities originate from:
- Feeding practices (bedtime bottles and softened enamel from breastfeeding)
- Sugars retained in the mouth for long periods of time (dietary intake)
- Insufficient fluorine exposure
- Weakened enamel
- Lack of routine dental care (brushings and cleanings)
The good news is that the early stages of cavity development are reversible! Here at Penn Dental Family Practice, we take special care to help children, teens, and special needs patients feel comfortable with dental cleanings and treatment. It is our goal to help families develop positive daily dental habits for their children.
From our perspective, it demands a cooperative effort. We are proud of the child-friendly and experienced dental team we have put together, and we cannot wait to meet your little ones! It’s the perfect time to book your appointment. Let us help you improve your family’s oral health, starting now.