When it comes to finding the right practice for your oral health needs, you may need to consider more than just what it will take to keep your teeth healthy. When you have kids, you need to make sure their smiles are receiving important care, too. Your Rochester, MN dentist’s office is prepared to handle patients of all ages, so you can set your appointments, and plan dental treatments for your children as well. Our practice understands that young patients can have different needs than adults, and we can make sure that the right approach to pediatric dental care is taken.
Starting Dental Care For Your Kids
Cavities should be a concern once your child’s teeth start to arrive. To help them feel at ease going to the dentist’s office, you can bring your young child in for an introductory first visit. Your child’s first visit should occur when their first tooth arrives, or when they turn one year old. At this introductory appointment, your dentist can warmly welcome your young child, and see to it that they feel as comfortable as possible in this new setting. That initial appointment can make subsequent visits less stressful, and help them start to recognize the value of a healthy smile.
As they age, your dentist can keep up with their development, and let you know if issues will need to be addressed. In addition to the kind of preventive dental care you receive during a routine visits, kids can also enjoy helpful instructions on protecting their teeth and gums at home.
Make Sure Your Own Smile Is Receiving Quality Care On A Regular Basis
Remember that your behaviors set examples for your kids. Make sure you demonstrate the importance of good dental care by prioritizing the care of your own smile. Schedule your own routine dental visits, and make sure you are demonstrating good behaviors while brushing and flossing, particularly when kids begin practicing these habits on their own.
What To Expect If You Need Treatment For A Dental Problem
If your dentist identifies a cavity, or sees issues with gum disease, they will make plans to fully address the problem. At any age, prompt care is important. Prompt care can protect you and your kids from problems with complications from a periodontal infection, or an internal tooth infection resulting from an untreated cavity.
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Offer Treatment For Everyone In Your Family
At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, everyone in your family can enjoy terrific dental care during every appointment. If you have questions or concerns about the state of your smile, or if you need to set up routine dental appointments, let us know! To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.