According to the CDC, tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease affecting children in the United States. Statistics show that 42 percent of children between ages 2-11 are affected by tooth decay.
March 23, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —
According to the CDC, tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease affecting children in the United States. Statistics show that 42 percent of children between ages 2-11 are affected by tooth decay. But according to Georgia pediatric dentist Kit Robinson, this statistic could be much different if parents took a more proactive approach to their children’s oral health.
“Tooth decay is one of the most easily preventable conditions in children, but it takes proper education and a decent amount of dedication by parents to ensure that their kids’ mouths are staying healthy,” said Dr. Kit Robinson, provider of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Hahira, GA. “By simply ensuring that their kids are brushing and flossing regularly—and most importantly, correctly—much of the restorative dental care we provide at our practice wouldn’t even be necessary.”
According to Dr. Robinson, too many parents assume that their kids are brushing and flossing regularly and properly when in reality, they aren’t. Brushing and flossing twice daily is the absolute best way to prevent decay, and also to forgo the need to spend thousands of dollars on restorative care in the long run.
Although children will eventually lose their primary teeth, tooth decay still poses a serious health risk due to the teeth being so close to the blood stream. Infected teeth that are left untreated have a high likelihood of passing that infection into the blood stream, which can lead to more serious complications.
“Parents shouldn’t be scared to actually brush and floss their children’s teeth for them up to a certain age,” said Dr. Robinson. “This ensures that their teeth are getting cleaned properly, and teaches their kids good habits.”
Another important element of keeping kid’s teeth healthy is not only making it a habit, but making it simple and enjoyable for children to do. Dr. Robinson encourages parents of his pediatric patients to make brushing, flossing, and rinsing fun with the variety of oral health products on the market that are geared toward children.
In addition to being a pediatric dentist, Dr. Robinson is skilled in a variety of other dental procedures. He is a highly trained cosmetic dentist in Hahira, GA for those looking to improve the look of their smile. He is also an experienced dental implants dentist for patients seeking a better, more permanent alternative for missing teeth. Dr. Robinson is also an experienced TMJ dentist in Hahira, GA for patients who are suffering with jaw or facial pain.
Dr. Robinson attended the University of Kentucky Dental School to complete his DMD degree after finishing his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University. He has been a practicing dentist in Hahira for more than 10 years. Dr. Robinson is highly involved in continuing education for dentistry, and is committed to proving his patients with the latest tools, techniques, and procedures for their oral care.
To learn more about Dr. Kit Robinson and the pediatric dentistry services he offers in Hahira, GA please visit http://KitRobinsonDMD.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziK5mTlsSrI.
Name: Dr. Kit Robinson
Phone: (229) 794-3003
Organization: Robinson Family Dentistry
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