"Atlanta Journal Constitution" newspaper columnist Gracie Bonds Staples writes about Pediatric Dentistry in her article "Dentists worry about care in the youngest children and its importance during the early years of a child's life." Gracie Bonds Staples explains, "Increasingly dental professionals worry about the care given to young children, even before their baby teeth have all grown into place. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that parents take their child to see a Pediatric Dentist long before their adult teeth have begun to grow." —
Gracie Bonds Staples wants all families to consider the following, "The AAPD is a well respected non-profit professional membership association that is considered the nation's leading authority on the oral health of infants, children and teens. As important advocates for children's health, they recommend all pre-schoolers see a dentist for their first dental examination and learn proper brushing techniques well before they begin their elementary school years."
Meeting the needs of the very youngest patients is the Oak Grove Dental Center of Oak Grove, Oregon. Dentist Kevin H. Speer founder and proprietor of this all-inclusive dental office describes his practice in this manner. "I am a pediatric dentist milwaukie oregon parents can trust with their children. As a dentist that treats all ages of patients, I always stress the importance of dental education to prevent the decay of both incoming baby and adult teeth in a child. Along with my dental staff, we teach both parents and their children how to care for their teeth from a very early age. By learning these healthy habits early on, all children have a much better chance of maintaining good oral health for the rest of their lives."
Although Kevin H. Speer, D.D.S is known as a general dentist in milwaukie or, he wants parents to bring their children in for an initial appointment in their offices sometime between their second and third birthday. Dr. Speer elaborates, "Your child's first visit to the dentist can be just to take away any fear that might exist. Little ones love to sit in the chair in a dental office and choose a small gift from our special toy chest. We work with parents to make sure children have achieved a level of maturity that allows them to want to work with us. We pride ourselves on our gentle nature and fun attitude when dealing with our youngest patients. This sets the stage for each dental appointment of the future being seen as a positive and worthwhile experience."
Dr. Speer continues, "As one of a number of dentists portland or residents can take the entire family to, I want every aspect of the general dentistry I provide them to be state-of-the-art. For this reason, my office philosophy consists of four important components that we believe help patients to attain the most beneficial aspects of modern dental care. The first step is to diagnose any issues the patient is having. Our second step is to use dental education to ascertain that the patient understands their own role in maintaining good oral health. Next we move to step three, when I sit with each patient and carefully detail all the options available to them. The last component of our dental health plan is to have the necessary dental work performed, and the patient to be satisfied with the results. To these ends, my staff and I use our dental expertise to make sure their experience is as pain-free and as pleasant as possible."
About Oak Grove Dental Center:
Kevin H. Speer is a general dentist whose dental practice is open to both adult and pediatric patients in the Milwaukie, Oregon regional area. His entire dental team is known for providing the best of dental care for every age group. The doctor is proud to be a long time member of the American Dental Association, the Oregon Dental Association and the Clackamas County Dental Society.
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