In many ways, your child’s dental needs are similar to your own. They need to brush and floss to stay healthy, and they need to be careful about having too much sugar in their diet (something you might have to strictly enforce). There is one big area where your child’s dental health differs from yours , though. Because your child is still growing, their oral structures are still developing. This means more than just the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth – their oral structures are forming over time as they grow. In addition to routine dental services, your dentist will monitor your child’s development during each visit.
Recognizing Problems Early Can Make Treatment Easier
One of the reason oral care is so important for kids is that your dentist is able to monitor their growth and development. If something is wrong, your dentist can talk to you about how the matter can be addressed. Dealing with developmental abnormalities can be more difficult when working on older patients. Of course, these are not always serious issues. One common problem cited by dentists is alignment concerns. If your child’s teeth are uneven, your dentist can talk to you about when the appropriate action should be taken. If they qualify, your child may be able to have crooked teeth fixed with Invisalign.
Developmental problems are not the only area where early intervention is preferable. Early detection and treatment of tooth decay can spare your child from needing a root canal treatment.
Helping Your Child Feel Comfortable In The Dentist’s Chair
Patients who started seeing the dentist at an early age can generally feel more at ease when they go in for care. Your dentist will work to make sure your child’s initial visit is as comfortable as possible, in order to make them feel more at ease about going in for subsequent appointments.
Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry To Schedule Dental Visits For Your Child
At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our office understands the importance of providing good dental care for kids, as well as the importance of providing a comfortable environment for them. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and proudly care for patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all neighboring communities.