Every parent wants to see their child grow up healthy and happy. If you want to make sure your child’s good health includes a healthy smile, start your child on dental visits at an early age. There are several important benefits young patients gain from these early dental appointments. Your dentist will be able to chart their dental milestones. Interactions with your child and your dentist will also include oral health instruction, so that they understand the importance of preventive care, and are more equipped to provide it on their own. Lack of routine care for kids can actually lead to their developing dental anxieties as an adult. When kids are shown that their dentist’s office can be a welcoming, friendly place, they will be more comfortable making visits when they are older.
Paying Attention To Your Child’s Dental Milestones
There are several milestones your child will pass as their teeth and jaw structures form. In many cases, this will lead to reassurance that everything is normal about their development. However, if a concerning issue is identified, it can be addressed in its early stages, which will minimize the impact on your child’s oral health. These evaluations are performed using intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, which provide accurate images, while also ensuring a more comfortable experience.
Helping Young Patients Develop Good Oral Health Habits
When your child is educated on the importance of good dental care, they will be less likely to suffer cavities at an early age, and when they are older. During pediatric visits, your dentist sets aside time to walk young patients through proper oral care practices. That way, they are able to take better care of their smiles. This will lead to a reduction in cavities, and ensure that they enjoy better periodontal health. While a child’s teeth are not inherently weaker than an adult’s, a lack of awareness on proper oral care – and a bigger weakness for sugary foods – can make them more susceptible to decay.
Schedule A Pediatric Dental Visit With Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry
Dr. Calcagno and the team at Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are committed to taking care of young smiles. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all other nearby communities.