In our blog this week, we want to teach you about the importance of infant oral health care. In the past, many people believed that baby teeth were not important because adult teeth eventually replaced them. Recent research suggests that baby teeth are important contributors to the health and function of the adult dentition. The American Dental Association currently recommends that children see a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts or before they turn 1 year old, whichever event happens first. Once the first tooth erupts, it is important to maintain the health of the dentition with dental visits every 6 months. If a child has turned 1 and does not have any teeth yet, it is important for that child to visit the dentist to ensure that dental development is taking place normally.
January 19, 2016
September 1, 2015
We are here today to talk about the importance of establishing a positive relationship between your child and their dentist at an early age. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the recommended age that a child should first see a dentist is before their first birthday. We like to recommend that our patients bring their children to the dentist when their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday—whichever comes first. At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are committed to our patients and want them to feel as comfortable as possible, no matter how young they are. We are also dedicated to educating our patients on some of the most important topics related to the field of dentistry. One way that we continually educate our patients is with our blog. Today, we are going to answer some frequently asked questions about children’s oral health and also provide some tips on supporting your child during their dental appointments. We hope that you find this blog entry useful and informative. If you still have unanswered questions, however, please feel free to contact us at any time electronically or call (904)285-7711.
March 17, 2015
Do you have children? If so, have you spent the time to properly educate yourself about your children’s teeth? At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry we dedicate ourselves to the education of everyone within reach about oral health issues. We utilize our blog as a method to provide that education. Feel free to visit our past blog topics to learn more about a variety of oral health topics. Today we would like to discuss childhood caries.
September 21, 2014
At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to educating the residents of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Nocatee, and Palm Valley not only with excellent dental care but also with oral health education.
Did you know that most adults have never been educated on the proper methods to brushing and flossing? Several months back we posted a blog that detailed exactly how to properly brush. Why has that education never been provided? First, it was not until the 1940’s that Charles C. Bass began to study brushing and created the Bass method. Before then, even dentists did not have a great grasp on how to properly brush.
September 15, 2014
Does your child play sports? If so, you are probably aware that there is a risk for mouth injuries in sports. We hear so much about oral injuries as it relates to football, sometimes so much that it prevents us from seeing how prevalent it is in other sports. Many studies have shown the high levels of occurrence of oral injuries in basketball, skating, hockey, and gymnastics.
January 5, 2014
Historically many people have seen children’s oral healthcare as almost optional. The care of deciduous teeth, otherwise known as baby teeth, was seen as of little importance. The idea was that they will fall out so the worst case scenario is not all that bad. This could not be further from the reality of the situation. Oral healthcare of deciduous teeth and a child’s gums and mouth are extremely important for the health of the permanent teeth as well as the overall health of the child. Neglecting the proper care can lead to irreparable problems later on and significant costs that are associated. This blog provides some tips and fundamentals of how to provide the best care of your child’s teeth and oral health. (more…)