Dr. Karen Ho is a family dentist at Dentistry on Parkdale in Hamilton, Ontario, who works with patients of all ages. She also helps parents understand the health of their children’s smiles. Many questions are asked during an initial evaluation, including questions about tooth decay treatment and if milk teeth need fillings.
Milk teeth are the young, first teeth that fall out when children grow up. They are not permanent, but their spacing and presence help to guide the permanent teeth through early childhood. They may come out on their own as the permanent teeth come in or maybe extracted if they fail to do so on their own.
Many people believe that milk teeth that develop a cavity do not need fillings because they will fall out, but this is not true!
Untreated tooth decay in milk teeth can cause pain, infection and loss of space for the permanent teeth forming underneath but not ready to come in yet.
Practicing good dental hygiene habits will help prevent cavities in your milk teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and having your child visit Dr. Karen Ho and her team regularly for cleanings and check-ups will help keep their teeth strong. Focus on practicing good oral hygiene habits so that your child’s permanent teeth can come through healthy and strong!
Educating yourself on caring for your child’s teeth is the first step in ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles! If you are in the Hamilton, ON, community and are ready to work with Dr. Karen Ho and her team, call 905-547-4940 today!
Her office is at 21 Parkdale Avenue South and accepts children and adults seeking general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry under one roof!
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.