Why is Pediatric Dentistry So Important?
Teaching Good Oral Care Habits Early, Can Prevent Long-Term Chronic Diseases Later
Children are sponges when it comes to knowledge and picking up new habits. That’s why it’s imperative to establish sound dental habits as soon as possible, otherwise they can run into health issues later on in life. That said, each system in your body is connected, and according to a study in the Journal of Periodontology, people with periodontal (gum) disease are more susceptible to breathing in bacteria from infected gums or decayed teeth, which could lead to respiratory tract infections, pulmonary diseases like COPD, and diabetes.