Vanessa Hand from Medill Reports posted an
article today about early dental care for children. She covers
the reasons why parents should take their child to the dentist by
one year of age and how a health diet is just as important as
regular brushing. From the article:
"Early visits will prevent cavities, prevent pain, and
prevent a whole snowball of effects," said Dr. Cissy Furusho,
spokesperson for the Chicago Dental Society and dentist at
Dentistry for Kids Ltd.
THE "WHOLE SNOWBALL OF EFFECTS" IS BY FAR THE GREATEST OBSTACLE FOR ALL DENTAL PERSONNEL--HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAR "I HATE THE DENTIST"?, "I HATE GOING TO THE DENTIST"?,OR "I HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE WHEN I WAS LITTLE"? EARLY PREVENTIVE VISITS, NON-PAINFUL AS THEY SHOULD BE, ENCOURAGE A ROUTINE OF LIFETIME CARE AND TRUST IN THE DENTAL PROFESSION. THE ALTERNATIVE OF GOING TO THE DENTIST AT THE LAST MINUTE DUE TO UNBEARABLE PAIN +/OR SWELLING IS NOT PLEASURABLE FOR EITHER PARTY AND USUALLY RE-INFORCES THE "SNOWBALL EFFECT" OF NEGFATIVE CHILDFHOOD EXPERIENCES. etc., etc., etc. THIS I KNOW AFTER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. "DR. PAUL"
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