Recognizing potential problems and planning ahead can help to detect and prevent oral health issues as before they develop into longer-term problems. At Young Street Dental in Chilliwack, we believe that prevention and dental hygiene can be important for patients to have good oral health. This is why we recommend regular dental checkups to our Chilliwack patients.
As children get older they will begin to lose their baby teeth and get their first adult teeth. This occurs around age 5-7, typically earlier with girls and later with boys. In the first round of losing baby teeth, they will lose 8 and gain 12 adult teeth.
Three common problems we deal with in this age group relate to decay, orthodontics (how the teeth and jaws develop), and trauma (sports injuries for example). Prevention and early problem solving can help to prevent and assess these issues.
Brushing and flossing from baby to late teens can help keep cavities away. For adults, brushing and flossing may help keep gum disease away. At around age 11-13, the second round of losing baby teeth occurs. The child will lose 12 baby teeth and get 16 adult teeth.
Into adulthood, we strive to help our clients achieve and maintain good oral health. Hygienists can help our patients care for their gums and teeth. We will monitor and check our patients on a regular basis and provide care as required. Anything that requires referral to a specialist will be facilitated by us.
As our patients continue to age, we work with them to help maintain optimal oral health. Medical conditions and medications can have effects on oral health and dental hygiene may be able to alleviate or eliminate oral health issues resulting from that. We work to provide dental care to our patients and to help them maintain their oral health.