Children’s Oral Health in Our Community
According to Australia’s Oral Health Advisory Panel, dental decay is the second most common chronic disease in childhood after the common cold. In fact, over half of Australian children aged 5-6 years have a history of tooth decay in their baby teeth and a growing body of research shoes that poor oral health at an early age can significantly affect school performance, social skills and self-esteem. However, dental decay is nearly 100% preventable with brushing, flossing, fluoride, and regular dental visits. Dental pain is a distraction for children, decreasing their ability to learn in school and causing their grades to suffer. Children and teenagers with healthy teeth have better attendance, are more attentive in class, and have higher participation rates in school-related activities.
As numerous studies across the globe have show, oral health has a direct correlation to numerous overall health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and even heart disease. The future of oral health is with our children. So, let’s work together to make children’s dental health a priority at home. Doing so will in turn make a positive impact on the overall health of our children in our local Noble Park community and beyond.
Your Child is Important to Us
We work with parents and children on prevention of dental disease through improved home care and nutritional education, thus keeping them from undergoing difficult procedures. This motivates children to keep their smiles healthy, visit the dentist regularly and want to lead a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Van and his team are committed to making your child’s visit to VN Dental Clinic a pleasant, friendly, and non-threatening experience.
Taking Care of Your Child’s Dental Health
To promote motivation for good oral health habits, I believe your child’s visit should be pleasant and free of stress and pain. I will always take extra time to get-to-know your child and ensure that he or she is comfortable with me and my friendly support staff. We will always take the time to answer all your questions as a parent, and your child will be treated with high-quality services in a calm and pleasant atmosphere. It is my personal goal to ensure that your child comes to enjoy his or her dental visits and develops and healthy smile that will last a lifetime.” -Dr. Van Nguyen