Does Your Child Understand The Importance Of Healthy Teeth?

What do you need to do to make sure your child understands why they need to protect their teeth? Kids, particularly younger kids, can be prone to habits and behaviors that increase their risk for cavities. They may not understand why they need to be so consistent, and so thorough, when they brush and floss each day. They can also have a harder time turning down sweet treats, meaning they are more likely to face trouble with cavities. Your Rochester, MN dentist’s office can help your child by giving them guidance on maintaining a healthy smile. 

Bringing Your Child In For Their First Dental Visit

Your child’s comfort is a big priority for your dentist, particularly when they make their first visit to the dentist’s office. That initial impression can shape how comfortable they are during future appointments, and may impact how receptive they are to instructions on taking care of their oral health. An initial dental appointment for your child will set aside routine services, and focus on making them feel comfortable with their dentist, and the new surroundings. Typically, this appointment should take place when a child’s first tooth has arrived, or after they reach their first birthday.

Providing Quality Care Over The Years

As they grow older, pediatric dental appointments can focus more on the kind of services adults receive. Your dentist can check out your child’s teeth for any signs of oral health threats in need of addressing. A professional teeth cleaning is also provided. Your dentist can keep you updated on how healthy your child’s teeth are, and if there are any developmental issues that should be addressed. Identifying problems like malocclusion can ensure treatment is provided at the right time.

Smart Care At Home Is Important, Too!

You may worry that once they are old enough to clean their teeth themselves, they might do a poor job, and struggle with tooth decay and gum disease. In addition to receiving routine dental exams and cleanings, your child will also be instructed on what qualifies as “good” oral health habits, making them more aware of what they need to do if they want to avoid oral health trouble.

Schedule Dental Care For Your Child At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry

Your entire family can count on quality oral health care from Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry! Our practice welcomes people of all ages in and around the Rochester area, and we offer a range of services to make sure your needs are being met. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff are proud to serve the Rochester, MN community, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, and all other neighboring and nearby areas.