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 was really nervous taking my son to see a Dentist after the last traumatic episode. This office was recommended by our Pediatrician so we gave it a shot. I couldn’t be happier or more proud of my son. All of the staff that interacted with son were amazing! My son willingly, without hesitation, went right into the X-ray room, chatted the whole time and got them done without a peep! His hygienist was super nice and was perfect with my son. She put us both at ease. Dr. Woods was great and informative. My son really liked him. My son cant wait to go back and was so excited to tell his brother all about it when we got home.”
“Very friendly staff! Very clean! And wonderful assistants!!”