It’s a good idea to teach your kids about the importance of oral hygiene at a young age, and a big part of that is regular dental checkups. Many people mistakenly think that a child’s dental health isn’t as important because their baby teeth will fall out anyway, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Good dental habits start at a young age, and healthy teeth and gums are necessary for the longevity of your child’s smile. Here are a few reasons why you should visit your child’s dentist at least twice a year.
Even though they will fall out as your child ages, it’s important that their baby teeth stay healthy so that their adult teeth will be able to form in a healthy, clean environment. Regular dental visits are necessary to make sure your child’s oral health is in top shape as well as to be sure their adult teeth are coming in correctly.
Sometimes baby teeth can even get in the way of a growing adult tooth, in which case it may need to be extracted. Your child’s dentist will be able to check for all of these things at a regular dentist appointment.
Your child might be anxious about visiting the dentist, but a pediatric dentist is trained to make the experience as calming and fun as possible. When preparing for your child’s first visit, try to use positive language to talk about the dentist to reduce their fears. The goal is that your child will come away from the experience excited about their oral health and unafraid to visit the dentist again in the future.
If you’re ready to bring your child in for a dental exam, call our office to make an appointment today!