The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a strong position to promote the awareness of dental health as part of an overall health concern in children. In 2008, a National Summit on Children’s Oral Health looked into the various aspects of oral health in children in the United States. It was determined that half of all children in the United States will develop cavities, and some will experience severe disease. Doctors realized that more education is needed for parents, and the pediatric community needed to work more closely with dental professionals to improve the oral health of children.
New recommended guidelines for screenings now have children seeing a dentist as young as age one or when the first tooth erupts. “Early intervention and detection of dental issues is the best way to ensure proper growth and development. Imparting proper hygiene at a young age can also lead to healthier teeth and gums. At Main Street, our doctors are specialists at treating children and have additional training to deal with issues specific to developing mouths. We partner with many health care providers including pediatricians, family practitioners and hospitals to provide educational materials, referral channels and case consultations when needed.
“As a pediatrician, I am focused on the complete health of children. Knowing that proper dental care is an integral part of a child's overall health, I consistently recommend my patients to Main Street, where the friendly staff and doctors provide exceptional care, keeping kids healthy and smiling.”
“I loved the office, very colorful, kid friendly, clean and safe. I took my 3 year old son for his first dental appointment. To my surprise he loved it. The girl who performed the cleaning is excellent!. She was kind and took her time to make sure my son felt comfortable. She also took the time to make it seem like a game so he felt relaxed. They have TVs where they do the cleanings so my son was watching Dinotrux (cartoons) while they were doing his cleaning. At the end they get to pick a gift from a treasure box. He loved it! I highly recommend Main Street Dental Office.”
“The environment was very comfortable, clean, and layback. Felt like a mini miami children’s hospital. Loved it!”