Preventive Dental Care for Kids

Have you ever heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  At Dr. B’s Dentistry for Children, we whole-heartedly subscribe to this theory of preventive dental care.  Early dental care for our adorable pediatric patients, your kids, is an act of love for both the health of your little ones and the well being of your pocket book.

The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) conducted a study in 2005 and found that preventive dental care creates significant financial pay back in the long run.  Researchers determined that by age five dental care costs for children who had their first checkup before age one eventually totaled about 40 percent less than that of their peers.

Another interesting tid bit of information the CDHP revealed in this study is the fact that among populations who depend more on emergency room care than on doctor visits, the cost for dental care over time can be as much as ten times greater than that of regular in-office check ups.  Have you ever put off rotating the tires on your car only to end up with a bill for new tires (rotation no longer being a viable option)?  In this scenario you pay quite a bit more in time, money and inconvenience:  hence, the ounce of prevention being the better option. We know that it is the same with preventive dental care.

Dr. Baggaley has a true gift for making our young patients feel comfortable during dental check ups and procedures.  Our friendly staff members at Dr. B’s Dentistry for Children are always waiting with a smile to greet you.  We are eager to help your kiddos get an early start on optimal dental health and at the same time fatten your long-term wallet.

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