Starting Pediatric Dental Exams

child at the dentistYou and your child can – and should – have different experiences during a routine dental visit. While adults tend to have a clear understanding of what good oral hygiene involves, and why they should take care to prevent cavities, kids still have much to learn about dental health. Kids also need additional support for another reason – as they continue to grow, their dentist can make sure there no developmental issues to treat. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can provide dedicated oral health care to patients of all ages, so we can see you as well as your children!

When Should I Bring My Child To See The Dentist?

There are certain stages of development that can change what a child requires from their dental visits. Once their teeth begin to arrive, you can have questions for your dentist about how to make sure their developing smile stays healthy. We can talk to you about helping keep them healthy, and we can bring them in for early evaluations and checkups. Like adults, kids should enjoy semiannual appointments for preventive care unless your dentist suggests that they follow something different.

Scheduling Checkups For Young Children

At dental appointments with younger children, we provide guidance in several important ways. On top of carefully studying and cleaning their teeth, we can help them understand what role good hygiene has in protecting their smile, and why they should be careful to avoid habits that make them vulnerable to cavities. We can also give them instructions on brushing and flossing their own teeth, which can help prepare them to care for their smile on their own when they are old enough to do so.

Make Sure You Schedule Your Own Dental Visits!

We can provide important evaluations and guidance, and when necessary we can even provide restorative treatments for kids. There is something else we can do – we can help you manage your oral health needs! Make sure you still make time for your own routine dental exams and cleanings. By doing so, you can have an easier time maintaining healthy teeth and preventing difficulties with your health that can lead to cosmetic and health difficulties.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Scheduling A Pediatric Exam For Your Child

A pediatric exam for your child can provide important feedback about their oral health and development, offer them guidance on smart smile care, and lead to timely treatment if they have any problems. At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, we can provide important preventive and restorative services for patients of all ages, which means we can provide meaningful support for everyone in your household. To find out more, reach out to our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.