Throughout the United States today, oral decay is the number one preventable disease that affects children. This is as a result of not only high-sugar diets, but also simply because of the lack of proper oral hygiene habits that should be practiced in the home. Southlake, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Kurt Calender, is urging parents to take more of an active role in their child's dental care to minimize the occurrence of preventable oral decay, and also give them a better foundation of having healthy teeth and gums for life.
“Most parents don't realize that their child's oral health is entirely their responsibility for most of their young life,” said Dr. Kurt Calender, Southlake, TX children's dentist. “It's up to the parents of young patients to implement proper hygiene habits at home on a daily basis, which is why we stress the importance of education for parents from the time their children cut their first teeth. We want to help them establish great habits that will keep their children healthy for a lifetime.”
While Dr. Calender realizes that many parents have good intentions of helping their kids maintain healthy teeth and gums, where most fail is in implementation. Parents with younger children may not place a high enough priority on brushing and flossing daily because their primary teeth will eventually fall out. Parents with older children might assume that their kids are brushing and flossing regularly and properly, when they actually aren't in reality.
“I like to encourage all of the parents of our younger patients to not be intimidated of actually brushing their children's teeth for them or with them even past an age when they think their children are capable of doing it on their own,” said Dr. Calender. “While it may seem like an inconvenience to them now, it can save thousands of dollars in dental work in the long-run, as well as protecting their child's health from a completely preventable disease.”
Recent studies also prove a connection between oral decay and gum disease and other conditions such as diabetes, fetal development, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and orthopedic implant failure. This is believed to be mainly due to the fact that bacteria and disease in the mouth is susceptible to also entering other parts of the body through the bloodstream that flows through the teeth and gums.
In addition to being a well-known children's dentist in Southlake, TX, Dr. Calender also has extensive experience with providing cosmetic dental services. Using a variety of different cosmetic procedures such as crowns, tooth whitening, veneers, tooth colored fillings and more, Dr. Calender has helped many of his patients achieve a smile that is not only healthy, but one that they are proud to show off as well. He is also a certified dental implants dentist in Southlake, TX and offers TMJ treatments, periodontal therapy, and more.
At Kurt Calender Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, the expert staff is committed to treating patients, not just teeth. Dr. Calender and his team of dental professionals consider the quality of their services and the comfort of their patients their top priorities. Whether providing dentistry for children or adults in Southlake, they always strive to make it an anxiety-free experience for their patients.
To find more information about Dr. Kurt Calender or the family and cosmetic dental services he offers his Southlake, TX patients, please visit http://www.kurtcalenderdentistry.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWipZ-uMzjY.
Name: Dr. Kurt Calender
Phone: (817) 789-6845
Organization: Kurt Calender, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Release ID: 46104