Biannual dental check-ups are an important part of maintaining everyone’s overall health, but they are especially crucial for children. If your children haven’t had their teeth professionally cleaned in a while, we at Southern Cross Dental in Colorado Springs urge you to set up an appointment.
Children are at particular risk for caries, the infectious lesions which eventually form cavities. In fact, caries is the most common disease among children. Although the process of removing dental decay and filling in teeth is common and relatively simple, parents should not underestimate the harm a toothache can do. Young children sometimes experience delays in speech development because they are avoiding use of their teeth. Children of all ages get worse sleep and eat less when their teeth hurt, which harms their academic performance and makes them emotionally fatigued.
Of course, caries is not the only source of toothaches: bruxism can be one, as well. But one thing toothaches have in common is that they usually get worse without intervention and can become serious health threats in the worst cases. At your child’s appointment, we can not only diagnose and treat problems but also set up treatment plans for future issues, such as misaligned teeth and impacted wisdom teeth.
Drs. Navid and Faranak Rahimpour operate Southern Cross Dental at 1855 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80905-2516. To schedule an appointment, call 719-471-1717 or visit SouthernCrossFamilyDentistry.com and fill out a contact sheet.