5% of Children Under the Age of 6 Will Experience Early Childhood Caries (ECC)
ECC (early childhood caries), a common infection caused by bacteria that thrive off sugar within the mouth, can start as early as six months – even before your child’s first tooth has emerged. Left untreated, ECC can affect your child’s speech, physical and nutritional development, and resulting quality of life well into adulthood. To set your child up for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends visiting a dentist like Dr. Jeremy Wehrman before their first birthday, or when they get their first tooth.
Quality Pediatric Dental Services from a Qualified Dentist
At your child’s first appointment, Dr. Wehrman will check his or her mouth for normal growth and early signs of plaque or decay, and follow up by suggesting any necessary preventative measures. By continuing with scheduled, routine dental cleanings at our office, we can develop a relationship with you and your child to help keep them from developing cavities. Then, as your child matures, we can offer additional services for their dental care, as needed:
- Orthodontic Treatments
- Preventative Dentistry
- Wisdom Tooth Removal
Dental Care That Puts Your Child’s Comfort First
When it comes to providing dental care for your child, Dr. Wehrman has gone above and beyond to offer the highest quality, comfortable, and reliable treatment alternatives. For example, if your child needs orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth or move them into a more desirable position, the traditional solution would be to recommend metal braces; however, Dr. Wehrman is certified in Invisalign®, a more comfortable, convenient and discreet straightening solution. If more complex treatment plans are needed for your child, we also offer sedation dentistry to help them relax in the chair and allow for a more comfortable and safe visit.