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If your child has a chronic illness, their smile could be in danger, along with their entire body. This is because the mouth and body are connected. Now, we know this might be tough to hear because you don’t want another thing to worry about, but there is a way you can help your child’s little chompers. Our dentist, Dr. Austin Bowden, has some tips that can help your child’s smile remain in tip-top shape.

Tip No. 1: Over communicate with our dental team. This means you should share every piece of information you know about your child’s illness with us. This is essential because certain illnesses can increase your child’s risk of suffering major and dangerous dental problems. If we know about the illness, we can do our best to prevent those issues. It’s also encouraged to give your dentist and other health professionals each other’s contact information. That way they can communicate with each other to make sure no treatment is forgotten.

Tip No. 2: Remain educated. The best way to do this is by subscribing to any news or updating sources related to your child’s illness. This can help you know about any advances in treatment, warnings, or other pertinent information immediately. This can greatly help you help your child as well as their smile.

For more information and details about how to help your child’s smile in Timonium, Maryland, please reach out to our dental team at Kids First Pediatric Dentistry by calling 410-828-5699. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!