Think children don’t need to visit the dentists as adults do? Think again.
There are good reasons why your kids should visit the dentist regularly – in fact, these visits are equally important, if not more important, than dental checkups for adults. You can trust that dental checkups will help your kids learn valuable dental habits that can positively impact their dental health for the rest of their lives.
Dental Checkups for Children
Children should visit the dentist every six months, much like adults. These dental checkups will help the dentist monitor the development of their teeth so they can take care of any potential issues.
The dentist will keep records that detail how the child’s teeth and jaw are developing. Knowledge of your child’s dental history will help your dentist understand if there are any potential issues they should expect so they can be better prepared to keep things under control.
Dental checkups for children usually involve a thorough examination of the child’s dental health. The dentist would also perform an extensive cleaning of your child’s teeth to clear off accumulated debris and plaque in areas that may seem out of reach while brushing. The dentist may also apply a sealant to keep harmful bacteria and acid away if needed.
The checkup may also involve dental X-rays to see if cavities are forming so the issue can be proactively addressed. Leaving cavities untreated can result in tooth decay as well as periodontal disease. This is the last thing you want when your child’s teeth are still developing.
But you don’t have to wait until your child experiences dental health issues before you take them to see a dentist. It’s always best to get your kids to see the dentist regularly for dental checkups, before issues come up, so they can keep their smile beautiful and maintain perfect dental health.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 510-793-0801.