Naperville Family Dentist Dr. Chiann Gibson Helps Young Patients Fight Cavities
Naperville family dentist Dr. Chiann Gibson reminds parents that good habits start young.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Naperville Family Dentist Dr. Chiann Gibson Helps Young Patients Fight Cavities No one wants to hear they have a cavity, says Naperville family dentist Dr. Chiann Gibson – especially kids. Naperville family dentist, Dr. Chiann Gibson of Smiles by Dr. Gibson, says cavities in kids aged two to five are on the rise. In fact, a recent study by the CDC shows 28 percent of kids had at least on cavity, says the Naperville family dentist.The word cavity conjures negatives images when adults hear it, says the Napervillefamily dentist. When directed at a child there are a lot of questions, like what is a cavity?A cavity, according to the Naperville family dentist is a hole in the tooth that issusceptible to bacteria. If left untreated it can grow, which is why Dr. Chiann Gibson saysit’s important to fix it as soon as possible.The Naperville family dentist says that when her young patients have cavities, parentswant to know why it happened and what to do to fix it. The why, says the Napervillefamily dentist, is due to a break down of the tooth’s enamel. Once a hole is created, thebacteria can spread, adds the Naperville family dentist. Dr. Chiann Gibson points outthat filling the hole is important to prevent the cavity from spreading.Unfortunately, filling is the hard part for kids, says the Naperville family dentist, becausethat usually involves a numbing agent. To treat a cavity in children there are options thatrange from a needle that numbs the tooth to full sedation, explains the Naperville familydentist. Sedation is safe for children and may decrease their anxiety, but parents shouldsit down with their family dentist to discuss all the options, adds the Naperville familydentist.In an ideal world there would be no cavities, acknowledges the Naperville family dentist.Parents can try to prevent cavities by maintaining a good oral care, however sometimescavities occur, says Dr. Chiann Gibson. The Naperville family dentist says twice dailybrushing and less sugary snacks can help reduce bacteria.Naperville family dentist Dr. Chiann Gibson reminds parents that good habits startyoung. To get your child on the road to good oral care and prevent cavities, call Smilesby Dr. Gibson and Associates at 630-357-3333, Dr. Gibson’s Naperville family dentalpractice is staffed by a compassionate team of dental professionals. To learn more aboutthe Naperville family dentist, visit them online at smilesbydrgibson.com.