Corporate dentistry generally is a model that turns something highly personal such as dental care into big business. Some dentists have begun to realize that this approach isn’t beneficial to their existing clientele base. At Palm Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we offer private dentistry that is friendly, patient-oriented and successful. We choose the treatments that we want to offer and don’t feel pressure to “sell” a certain amount for our “boss.” We only offer treatments to patients that are needed. With corporate dentistry, you are expected to get the maximum amount of income for the practice, which may lead to administering treatments that won’t be needed.
While the exact timing will vary with each child, babies typically begin to teeth around six months old. Usually the front bottom two teeth emerge first with the front top two after that. Teething can be a painful and difficult process for babies and parents alike.
Dental caries is considered the commonly ignored chronic disease among children, especially preschool children. Early childhood caries is defined by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as the presence of one or more decayed, missing or filled tooth surfaces in primary teeth of children that are 71 months (less than 6 years old) or younger. Dietary habits as well as oral hygiene habits and frequent intake of different medications are risk factors to them.