Hello new Owensboro parents. We know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires constant effort. You snap them snuggly in their car seats, baby-proof your medicine cabinet and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your Owensboro pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups and an occasional cold or ear infection.
Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry wants to remind you about another essential component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child tooth decay. You have probably received the following vital advice, but it bears repeating:
Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle!
Don’t allow children to drink juice continually during the day!
Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods!
Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop prime oral health habits that will serve them well throughout their life.
Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry recommends beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth erupts. Our friendly staff helps young patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their exams.
Drs. David Thompson and Vicki Frey can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, normal child tooth development, braces, athletic tooth protection, fluoride, or any other pediatric dental issue.
In addition to pediatric dentistry, Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers the full spectrum of state-of-the art restorative and cosmetic dental services such as: sedation dentistry, Invisalign, and teeth whitening.
If your toddler has not yet visited the dentist, schedule an appointment ASAP by calling us at 270-683-0620.