Even if they only have their primary (“baby”) teeth, protecting your child against cavities is important. Tooth decay can create discomfort, and advanced forms of decay can create potential complications. You can help your child by making sure their teeth receive the daily care that they need, and by keeping up with their dental checkups. When kids visit their dentist regularly, they can receive beneficial guidance on preventive care, as well as early treatment if a problem does form. Remember, if you encourage good dental habits at a young age, it can help instill a life-long recognition that their oral health is important.
Your Dentist Can Teach Your Child Better Oral Health Habits
You can help your child’s smile by making sure they understand how sugar can pose a cavity risk, and by making sure their teeth receive proper daily care. That can involve cleaning their teeth when they are particularly young, and helping them learn to practice good habits when they are old enough to brush and floss themselves. That being said, you do not have to feel like you are alone in teaching them. Your dentist will take time out of each checkup to provide helpful oral care instructions. These sessions, along with the routine dental care provided during a visit, can make it easier for your child to keep their smile in top form.
Practicing Good Oral Health Habits Of Your Own Can Help Encourage Good Habits From Your Child
Your support and attention can help your child learn great habits. Of course, the care you provide your own smile can be informative, too. You can schedule your dental checkups so that they occur alongside your child’s. That way, you receive the preventive dental care you need, and show your child that you recognize the need for quality oral care.
Bring Your Child To Calcagno Family And Cosmetic Dentistry
You and your child can both benefit from the dental services provided by Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Dr. Calcagno and our team are happy to help patients of all ages enjoy their best smile. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff take care of patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all other surrounding areas.