Children need regular dental check-ups and possibly treatment just like adults. The differences and challenges only begin with trying to get a child to sit in dental chair so they can receive the proper care that will ensure they have strong and healthy teeth when they grow up. This is why the field of pediatric dentistry was born.
A Pediatric dentist, also know as a kids dentist, is specially trained to treat kids. They have the knowledge and expertise to recognize when dental developmental issues are present. Many of those developmental conditions, if untreated, can cause problems in adulthood that can be extremely hard to correct and reverse. Thus, when kids are still in the growing phase, it’s important to ensure that everything is looking as it should and address anything that isn’t. This also, gives parents the opportunity to become knowledgeable in terms of the typical progression of children’s oral health so they can also keep an eye on things. For instance, do you know when your child’s first tooth should typically come in? We’ll answer these types of questions and beyond so you leave our office as a well informed parent who knows what to expect. After all, parenting is full of surprises and obstacles, let’s make this part easier by tackling your child’s dental care together!
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
It might surprise a lot of parents, but your child’s first dental visit should be as early as six months after they are born. It ensures that things like bottle tooth decay and thumb-sucking aren’t going to cause long-terms issues down the road.
We know it’s hard to get kids to visit the dentist , yet alone sit in a chair. That’s why we have the an amazing pediatric dentist and staff that love kids, are super-patient, and want to make sure that your child gets the best care possible. Contact us today – we would love to take care of your entire family.