Do you take your kids for regular dental check-ups? Routine dental visits, twice per year, are important for everyone. Oral health check-ups are a part of overall healthy living and disease prevention.
There are several reasons to schedule the children for regular dental check-ups:
Once hardened, tartar is hard to remove
Even if you take excellent care of the kids’ teeth, they still need regular dental check-ups. Plaque can build up over time. The dentist’s tools are best for removing plaque that has hardened into tartar. Even babies’ mouths can develop a buildup along the gums, so dental visits should begin early. Around age one.
Many kids have dental disease
About 30-40 percent of children have dental disease by three or four years old. Dental disease is the most chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is five times more common than asthma and four times more common than early childhood obesity.
You know whom to call when accidents happen
Sometimes, falls and trauma can affect the teeth. Children often fall, and they can fall hard. Families who take the kids to regular dental check-ups know whom to call if an emergency happens. Concerned parents will not have to seek out a new professional in a stressful situation.
Tooth decay is not the only reason for a dental visit
The pediatric dentist tracks changes in your child’s teeth and gums. They may identify potential problems, including a need for orthodontics. Many children need to make room in their mouths for adult teeth early on, to avoid major issues later. Having dental check-ups twice per year can help to avoid potential problems.
You want your children to be healthy and happy. This means they need a healthy lifestyle and regular doctor and dentist check-ups. If you are in our area and need a qualified team to care for your child’s teeth, give us a call at Capital City Pediatric Dentistry.