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Do you feel like there is a lot about pediatric dentistry that you don’t know? If, like lots of new parents, you feel overwhelmed and are unsure how to ensure your child benefits from oral health care, our team here at Michael R. Mullen D.D.S. is happy to help! We invite you to learn more about pediatric dentistry and its influence on your child’s health by reading this article.

Preparing for your child’s dental health now and in the future is crucial in helping your child experience excellent oral health for years to come. We encourage you to bring your child to see Dr. Michael Mullen by their first birthday or six months following the eruption of their first tooth. Early childhood dental appointments serve many purposes, including allowing our pediatric dentist to address developing dental problems right away and helping your child feel comfortable in our office and avoid developing dental anxiety later in life.

We encourage you to monitor your child’s sugar intake since sugar, as you no doubt know, is one of the big causes of cavities and periodontal disease. Providing your child with sugary drinks in their bottle can jeopardize their oral health and even general health, which is why it’s best to limit sugary drinks to the dinner table.

If you want to learn more about keeping your child’s mouth healthy and how pediatric dentistry benefits children, contact Michael R. Mullen D.D.S. at 915-593-1900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Mullen, our pediatric dentist in El Paso, Texas.