Is It Time For My Child To Start Seeing The Dentist?

Once your child’s baby teeth begin arriving, it is time to pay attention to their dental needs. Even if they are temporary, it is important to ensure your child is protected from problems like tooth decay. If your child’s teeth have begun erupting, you can arrange to bring your child in for preventive dental visits. These appointments allow your dentist to chart your child’s development, provide helpful instruction on proper oral care, and help them feel at ease when they come in for future visits. Creating a sense of comfort is important, as poor dental care, or a lack of it, can lead to long-term anxieties about visiting their dentist. In addition to providing excellent service to young smiles, your dentist will provide them with a fun and welcoming atmosphere, making future visits something they can actually look forward to.

Why Oral Health Education Matters For Young Smiles

Educating young patients on the importance of good oral health – and how to achieve it – will give them useful instructions that benefit the long-term care of their smiles. This is why part of children’s dental checkups consists of helping them understand how to improve on their at-home care. With better instructions, kids can take on better habits, and face less of a risk for problems calling for restorative dental care.

Your Dentist Can Track Your Child’s Dental Milestones

By charting the development of your child’s oral health structures, your dentist will be able to note any worrying abnormalities. Early detection can mean timely intervention, which can make treatment less involved.

Early Exposure To Good Dental Care Can Lower The Risk For Future Dental Anxieties

Dental anxiety causes real issues for adults who need professional oral care. When kids are introduced to the dentist’s office at a young age, and made to feel comfortable there, they will be more likely to seek quality professional care as adults. This is important, as regular dental exams offer benefits for patients of all ages, not just the young ones.

Talk To Calcagno Family And Cosmetic Dentistry To Set An Appointment For Your Child

You can count on Dr. Calcagno and our team at Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry to provide superior dental care that fully addresses your child’s oral health needs and concerns. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and care for patients from Rochester, MN, Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.