What is the Most Common Dental Disease in Children?

At Northfield Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in creating positive dental experiences for children that lay the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Led by Dr. Roz, our practice combines expertise with a warm, welcoming environment. In our practice, we frequently encounter tooth decay, also called dental caries or cavities, as the primary dental concern among children. Tooth decay arises from various factors, including diet, oral hygiene, and bacterial activity, often leading to cavities and potential oral health complications.


What Causes Tooth Decay in Children?

Despite our emphasis on preventive care, tooth decay in children remains a prevalent issue. Factors such as poor oral hygiene habits, excessive consumption of sugary foods and drinks, and inadequate fluoride exposure contribute to the development of cavities. At Northfield Pediatric Dentistry, we prioritize educating parents and children on effective preventive measures to combat tooth decay.


How Can Parents Prevent Tooth Decay in Their Children?

Preventing tooth decay requires a concerted effort from parents and caregivers. Our team emphasizes the importance of instilling proper oral hygiene habits, including regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, limiting sugary snacks, and scheduling routine dental check-ups. Through our in-office education resources and personalized guidance, we empower parents to protect their children’s smiles from decay.


At What Age Should a Child First Visit the Dentist?

Dr. Roz and our team advocate for early dental visits to establish a foundation for lifelong oral health. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should have their first dental appointment by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth eruption. Our sensory-friendly environment and specialized care ensure a positive experience for even the youngest patients.


What are the Signs and Symptoms of Tooth Decay in Children?

Recognizing the signs of tooth decay is vital for prompt intervention. Children may experience tooth sensitivity, pain, discoloration, or visible cavities. If parents notice any of these symptoms, we encourage them to schedule an appointment promptly for evaluation and treatment.


What Should Parents Do if They Suspect Their Child Has Tooth Decay?

If parents suspect tooth decay in their child, prompt action is essential. They can reach out to Northfield Pediatric Dentistry through our convenient booking procedures via phone, email/text messaging, and online booking. Our compassionate team, led by Dr. Roz, specializes in pediatric dental care and is dedicated to addressing concerns and providing optimal treatment options tailored to each child’s needs.


Join us in building healthy smiles for your child!

At Northfield Pediatric Dentistry, our mission is to build healthy smiles and provide a dental home for children in Denver, CO. By partnering with parents and caregivers, we strive to prevent tooth decay through early intervention, education, and personalized care. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Roz and experience our commitment to pediatric dental excellence. Your child’s smile deserves nothing less.


At Northfield Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Rosalyn Shkolnikov, or “Dr. Roz” as she’s most commonly known to her patients, makes each visit so much more than just “going to the dentist.” Dr. Roz is a board-certified pediatric dentist who has made a lifelong commitment to provide the highest quality of specialized dental care for children in a fun, comfortable environment. She believes that setting children up with a positive experience at the dental office is an essential first step in establishing a lifetime of good habits.

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