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How Early Childhood Dental Care Sets Your Child Up for Lifelong Success

December 1, 2019
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Posted By: Jerger Pediatric Dentistry Staff
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At Jerger Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in the importance of children’s dental care. Although we understand that your child’s smile is only one component of their overall health, we regularly see firsthand the difference that a beautiful smile can make. We know that early childhood dental care sets your child up for lifelong success. 

As your children’s dentist in Decatur, IL, Dr. Bret Jerger can tend to all of your child’s dental needs. Your child should visit our dental office as soon as they get their first tooth. Proper dental care needs to start early in life, and once your child has at least one tooth, we need to make sure the tooth is clean, healthy, and regularly monitored. 

Our Dental Team Loves Working With Children

Our dental team loves working with children, and we have devoted our entire dental practice specifically to helping pediatric patients thrive. We know that patients who begin visiting the dentist as small children are much more likely to keep visiting the dentist as they grow older. When your child comes in to see our Decatur, IL dentist, we work hard to make their experience fun and memorable. We want to minimize your child’s fear and discomfort surrounding the dentist beginning at an early age.

You should do everything you can to instill good oral hygiene habits in your child. You can help them brush and floss while they are still too young to care for their teeth on their own. As they grow older, you can supervise your child’s brushing and make nightly bedtime routines an activity for the entire family. The earlier your child learns that taking care of their teeth is essential, the more likely they will be to continue to the habit into adulthood. 

Contact Jerger Pediatric Dentistry

Did your child recently get their first tooth? Do you need to schedule a dental cleaning for your family? Are you looking for a new pediatric “dentist near me?” Give Dr. Bret Jerger a call at (217) 875-3080. We can schedule your child’s next dental cleaning today! 

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