Did you know the mouth and body are connected? Well, this might be a bit obvious, but what we mean is that there are certain health issues that can damage the smile along with the body. This also goes for chronic illnesses. So, if your child suffers from a chronic illness, it’s important to do all you can to keep their smile healthy and safe. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Henry Bowman, has some recommendations for you.
First, you need to over-communicate with our dental team. This means you need to give us every little detail about your child’s health, treatment, and medications. It’s best that our dental team knows these things because certain illnesses can increase the risks of having severe and damaging dental issues. Knowing this information can help us prevent those dental issues as much as possible. It’s also encouraged to give us the contact information of the other health professionals you have been working with. That way we can communicate to make sure we do not miss anything.
Second, you need to remain educated. The easiest way to do so is by subscribing to news update centers that are related to your child’s illness. Then if any advances in treatment, warnings, and other pertinent information are released, you will know about it. This can help you help your child in more ways than you might realize.
Call Henry B. Bowman, DDS today at 713-961-9894 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to help your child’s smile in Houston, Texas. Our dental team is more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for so you can help your child!