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Care for Your Children’s Teeth Early Jefferson, GA
Pediatric Dentist Jefferson GA

With all of the responsibilities parents have, caring for their children’s teeth needs to be at the top of the priority list. Yes, we all know how easy it is to forget to brush your teeth before heading out the door on busy mornings, and we understand how hard it is to wake up sleeping little ones to brush their teeth when they fall asleep early in the evening. However, caring for your children’s teeth early on will promote optimal oral health that will last for a lifetime.

One of the greatest misconceptions about baby teeth is that it’s “okay if they get cavities because they will just fall out anyway.” This could not be further from the truth. The health of your children’s baby teeth will be a huge indicator of the health of your children’s permanent teeth.

Once baby teeth erupt inside a young infant’s mouth, the permanent teeth begin developing high up in the jawline. If the health of the baby teeth is compromised, then the developing adult teeth are incredibly vulnerable to being compromised, too. Parents should never neglect their children’s oral health, because from the earliest stages their children’s teeth are setting the stage for a lifetime.

The best way for parents to care for their children’s young teeth is by setting good examples. These three simple steps, encouraged early on, will promote a healthy smile for life:

  1. Let your children brush their teeth with you. By brushing your teeth alongside your children, you can teach them how to brush correctly. Set a timer or a fun song and brush together. *You can also floss alongside your children when they are mature enough to do so.
  2. Take your children to the dentist by age 2. If you want your children to be comfortable at the dentist’s office, start taking them early. Let them learn from the very start that the dentist is their friend, and that s/he wants to help your children have a beautiful, healthy smile.
  3. Give your children healthy food and drink options. Your children’s diets should include plenty of lean meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and water. Their diets should have limited sugar because sugar promotes tooth decay.

At Jefferson Dental Care, we are here for your entire family. We want to help your youngest family members develop a healthy smile from the very start. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care

Our Patient Reviews

Jefferson Dental Care

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 8 reviews

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Karen W.

We have had great experiences with Dr Gannon and Dr Vetter and their entire staff. They make you feel at ease and therefore we don't dread going to the dentist anymore

Barbara S.

This office is wonderful, Dr. Gannon is amazing super nice and the staff are so sweet. Thank you all for a great experience

Mindi C.

I live and work in Habersham but I have used this group for 15 years. I will drive the distance to see them because they are the best !! See you in 12/15/14 Dr Vetter.

Malcolm W.

Great folks!!! All the folks there are special ... Gotta love that Doctor Vetter!!!

Lee L.

What a GREAT experience!!! Dr Vetter is AWESOME!!

Wanda B.

Dr. Paul gannon is the best...

Caroline W.

Very friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable.

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Contact Us

1689 Old Pendergrass Road Suite 310
Jefferson GA, 30549

Tel: (706) 367-0010

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Our office will be altering our office hours starting on Monday March 23rd to do our part in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. We will be available for emergency patients only; No elective treatment will be performed. Emergency patients will still need an appointment to be seen Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm. We do ask if you or a family member has had the following that you reschedule your emergency appointment: fever within the last 24 hours, severe headache, vomiting, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or traveled outside of the country within the last 21 days. We are following the government, CDC, and ADA recommendations of social distancing and we ask you to do the same.