While these problems do not seem significant, they do affect a child’s self-confidence, self-esteem, ability to eat, ability to thrive, and hence ability to develop and grow.
Unfortunately, dentists in general are still focused on just the teeth. However the mouth is part of a bigger system – the human body. Children in particular need to be seen by a dentist or paediatric specialist who have a background and understanding in growth and development; interaction of the airway, breathing and posture to the rest of the body; and, paediatric health and nutrition, while taking a holistic approach from a dental viewpoint.
Without taking these factors into consideration, your child may develop problems with posture, jaw discrepancies, or crowding, which, if not corrected early, will require complex treatment such as surgery or complicated orthodontic treatment.
At the Refresh Smiles Dental, we are more than qualified to understand and manage your child’s needs and also work with other dental and medical specialists as needed.
Contact Refresh Smiles Dental to improve your child’s dental and facial development today. If your child has never been to the dentist before, contact us to organise a free tour of the surgery and request an information pack.