Today’s young children face a variety of different chronic illnesses, such as ADHD, asthma and diabetes. But did you know the most common ones parents worry about isn’t even mentioned in the list above? It is actually ECC, early childhood caries. This form of chronic tooth decay is actually the primary cornice illness among young children today, as the average child has been founded to be five times more likely to suffer from ECC than asthma!

Oral health is important for every human being, but it plays a particularly vital role in the development of a young child. The best oral health care doesn’t just involve preventing and eliminating any tooth decay. It’s also liked to overall health, which is the reason that our practice is so committed to educating our patients from the beginning to help them establish a routine of healthy oral care that contributes to their overall well-being.

If you would like to learn more about us and about the oral systemic link, which includes the proven connection between periodontal heath and pregnancy complications as well as cardiovascular disease, oral cancer and aspiration pneumonia, feel free to contact us by following us and posting to our page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenniferschaudds.

Jennifer Schau, DDS is a pediatric dentist in Saginaw, MI.

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