Your Child’s First Visit
Dr. Briese welcomes all family members into his practice, including children. We encourage parents to bring their children in by their first birthday. Bringing children into the office setting early on promotes a positive lifelong attitude to the dental environment.
A common misconception is that primary (baby) teeth are not crucial because they eventually fall out. Healthy primary teeth are extremely important to the overall health of a child. Good teeth promote proper chewing and thus adequate nutrition. In addition, children need their teeth for pronunciation and speech habits. Neglect or early loss of the primary teeth can lead to a variety of potentially harmful conditions affecting a child’s well-being. Losing primary teeth too early can also negatively affect the development of a child’s permanent teeth and their arrangement within the jaw. It is important for parents to exercise good oral hygiene with their kids and also introduce them to the dentist before a problem occurs