April 14, 2015

April is National Oral Health Month

Have you and your child gone for a check-up this year yet? Early Childhood Caries is a very common disease in young children. I would like to highlight the expertise of dentists and the importance of early routine dental care for your child.

Every little thing that happens in your mouth can affect your whole body. Only your dentist has the expertise to examine and diagnose oral condition and offer treatment. It is important to make sure small oral problems do not become large problems.

Poor oral health in children can really impact their quality of life. If left unaddressed, children get used to constant dental pain and accept it as part of their normal lives. Dental cavities or infection will not go away on their own and will only get worse over time. Pediatric dentists are specialized in dealing with children, diagnosing dental problems and taking care of their little teeth.

If your child has not gone for a 6 month check-up or for a first check-up by age one, April is a great month to schedule an appointment for both yourself and your child.

Happy National Oral Health Month!

Dr. Ella Choi is a certified specialist in pediatric dentistry serving South Surrey, White Rock and Langley in Beautiful British Columbia.

“Dr. Choi and her staff at Playtime Pediatric Dentistry were amazing with my 3 year old son who needed to get a cavity filled. Going to the appointment I was anxious about how my son would react and about the effects of sedation. When I walked into Dr. Choi's dental practice I felt immediately more at ease. From the very child-appealing decor, to their patient and caring approach, Dr. Ella and her staff know that treating children is about much more than completing a dental procedure. They were very skilled in making my son feel as comfortable as possible and have everything set up to make things go smoothly. I was very impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Choi to other parents. Michelle Q.”