Dental Arts Group

Dental Arts Group

1136 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919

(401) 521-3661

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Health - Medical - Eldercare

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Dental Arts Group ORAL HYGIENE BEGINS WITH THE FIRST TOOTH According to the National Institute of Dental and CraniofacialResearch,forty-twopercentofU.S.children between 2 and 11 years of age have had cavities in their baby teeth. Yet, only one in three U.S. children between the ages of 2 and 4 years saw a dentist in the past year. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendsthatchildrenseeadentistbytheir rst birthday or within six months of cutting their rst tooth. As their name indicates, deciduous (or baby) teeth may fall out, but they play a major role in ensuring proper adult tooth placement and nutrition. Early decay and gum problems can lead to in ammation that could have adverse whole-body health consequences. Baby teeth require care. Introducing children to dental care at an early age sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy dental hygiene. Beginwithproperbrushingand ossingtechniquesand a tooth-friendly diet. Continue with regular professional care and cleanings for a beaming smile that will last a lifetime. If you would like more information on how to get your childs dental experience off to a good start, we welcomeyourcallat DENTALARTSGROUP,401- 521-3661. We see both children and adults as patients here at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston, because we believe everyone, regardless of age, deserves a winning smile. P.S. If decay in a baby tooth is extensive, the bacteria in the cavity can cause a dental abscess, which can spread down to affect the developing adult tooth under it.