When was the last time you took your little one to the dentist? Children should see the dentist starting with the arrival of their first baby tooth. Once they reach age three, the American Dental Association recommends that children receive a checkup, and eventually a cleaning, once every six months. Regular dental visits help your child maintain healthy teeth and gums. In today’s blog, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, explains our unique approach to providing quality children’s dental care.
Checkups and Cleanings
A checkup allows Dr. Calcagno to watch for any signs of developing dental problems. Using the latest technology, including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, Dr. Calcagno can peer beneath the gums to ensure your child is reaching his/her dental milestones. If Dr. Calcagno finds any warning signs of a dental issue, such as misalignment or tooth decay, she can recommend immediate treatment. With a cleaning, our talented dental hygienists remove layers of plaque buildup from teeth, brightening your little one’s smile and helping your child avoid gum disease and cavities.
Instilling Good Habits
Dr. Calcagno and our team of dental professionals provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere. We want our young patients to remain relaxed and to understand the importance of good oral hygiene. Dr. Calcagno will educate your little one on the proper methods of brushing and flossing, and offer tips on keeping their smiles beautiful and clean. Routine visits enable your child to become accustomed to the dentist’s office, helping to eliminate any dental anxiety. As your child grows, they may be more likely to always maintain routine appointments and to never avoid necessary dental care.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester Children’s Dentist
Does your child need a checkup or a cleaning? Then contact Dr. Calcagno today! Remember, always attend your regular checkups and cleanings in order to keep your smile bright and happy. Make an appointment with your Rochester children’s dentist by calling 507-281-3659. Our 55902 dentist office offers the latest in general, cosmetic, and children’s dentistry to transform your smile. We serve patients from Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding areas.