Did you know that the best time to see a dentist is when you can walk out with a sticker and your favorite cartoon character toothbrush? That’s right, hopping into the dentist chair at a young age is key to preventing tooth problems and maintaining healthy dental hygiene in NY. However, even the most persistent parents may find an unwelcomed cavity in their child, including NY Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Timothy Chase, who was surprised to find his son doesn’t shy away from cavities, even with a dentist as a father. Dr. Chase of Smiles NY, has been practicing dentistry in NYC for over twenty years, and in his recently published article, “Ask the Dentist,” he explains why, “treating kids is an art unto itself,” when dealing with oral hygiene.
Dr. Chase offers tips to parents on keeping their children’s teeth healthy and smiling bright. This includes scheduling your children’s first dental visit by the time they turn one or when the first tooth pops through the gum line, whichever comes first. He also explains that feeding children fruit juices and yogurt may seem like a healthy diet, but this too can have harmful effects on enamel. Just as flossing and brushing is critical to adult oral hygiene, the need to develop these habits at a young age proves even more crucial to avoid costly dental problems and complications down the road. Check out more of Dr. Chase’s tips and read the full article in Parent Guide:
Dr. Timothy Chase and his staff look forward to answering any questions you may have about your cosmetic dentistry in New York. If you haven’t had the best dental care from the get-go, there’s no reason why you can’t start now! Contact Smiles NY via phone, 212.752.6537, or you may request an appointment online. It’s never too late to get the smile you deserve!