Olive Chapel Family Dentistry
Dustin J. Prusik, DDS
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Children's Dentistry and the Fight Against Cavities

February 14, 2020
Posted By: Olive Chapel Family Dentistry
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Your child will eventually outgrow all 20 of their baby teeth, but it's still essential to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Untreated tooth decay can cause unwanted tooth pain, infection, the early loss of teeth, poor nutrition, and delays in speech. 

At Olive Chapel Family Dentistry, your child's beautiful and healthy smile is our main focus. Your pediatric dentist in Apex, Dr. Dustin Prusik, can help your child avoid oral health pitfalls like cavities and tooth decay. With regular checkups and dental cleanings in Apex, NC, we can work together to help your child avoid serious oral health issues and learn beneficial hygiene habits. 

What Are the Signs of Cavities?

When you bring your child in to see Dr. Prusik, our children's dentist in Apex, NC, he will examine them for a variety of oral health concerns. As an adult, you may already know that some tooth problems may not have many symptoms, but any of the following can point to an abnormal dental issue for your little one that we need to check on:

  • Tooth pain
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Pain when brushing, or eating and drinking hot or cold foods
  • Sensitivity to sugary or acidic foods or drinks
  • Visible holes or dark stains on teeth
  • Increased crying 

Your Children's Dentist in Apex, NC

Are you worried that your son or daughter might have a cavity or a pain in their tooth?

Please bring them to Olive Chapel Family Dentistry so that we can perform a detailed check-up and dental examination. Our expert dental staff knows precisely what to look for, and we use modern dental technology to create clear and precise images of your little one's mouth. We are trained to identify tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, and other dental problems during their early stages so your child can continue smiling without issue. 

We also make each dental visit fun and informative. Your child's formative and developmental years means that their future relationship with oral hygiene and routine dental maintenance is forged right here in our dental office. We take this role extremely seriously; we know that one bad experience can lead to adult dental anxiety and lack of preventive dental care. We want children to associate us with pain relief and happy teeth instead of the opposite. 

It's essential to keep your child's baby teeth healthy and strong so that they don't fall out prematurely, which can cause problems when their adult teeth start to emerge and don't have enough space, or are out of alignment. Additionally, baby teeth set the stage for getting into a strong habit for brushing teeth, flossing, eating healthy, and seeing their pediatric dentist. 

Make an appointment with our children's dentist in Apex, NC so Dr. Prusik can continue assessing your child's oral health. 

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