According to recently released data by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 19% of children between the ages of 2-19 have untreated cavities. Experts report at the very least, not filling a tooth can lead to dental sensitivity, dental pain and an abscess which causes the face to swell, all factors that can affect a child’s ability to eat and speak. The worst case scenario could see the infection spread to the brain.
With this in mind, Dr. John McClure of McClure Pediatrics in McKenney, TX has recently published online tips for parents to teach their children about dental health. Dr. McClure explains why. “We see a number young patients with cavities that came from falling asleep with a bottle of milk or juice. We want to educate parents so they will encourage children to drink milk, water and juice from a cup as they approach their first birthday. Through our website, we bring tips to help with at-home care before coming in to visit us. ”
Dr. McClure continues, saying, “Dental health is crucial for both adult and children’s healthy well-being. Teaching your kids this from a young age is very vital for their overall health and will lead them to a healthy, happy life.
Tooth decay is cited as the most common chronic disease among children in the United States after the common cold. The CDC reports that more than 40% of children have decay by the time they reach kindergarten, and cavities in baby teeth are more prevalent and more severe in black, Hispanic and poor populations.
“We welcome everyone,” says Dr. McClure. “We dedicate ourselves to educating each child and parent with the best at home care and prevention methods we know possible. It is our mission to bring big smiles to the small people. We not only focus on the dental treatment and exams for kids, but also on educating parents on at home care to ensure that children grow up to have healthy happy teeth and gums. It is our goal to build a lasting impression with children so that they are happy and excited for their next appointment.”
About McClure Pediatrics:
Jon McClure DDS is the leading provider of Pediatric Dentistry in McKinney Texas. Dr. McClure and his team at McClure Pediatrics are dedicated to providing the best pediatric oral care to the children of the area. Within the office, the McClure team has over 20 years of combined dentistry experience and over 15 years of combined Education experience. McClure Pediatrics strives to make each child’s experience a positive and trusting experience, believing it is important to build trusting relationships with the children by making sure they know what to expect at each step of the way.
Visit http://mcclurepediatrics.com for more information.
Name: Jon McClure
Organization: McClure Pediatrics