What Is Your Child’s Cavity Risk?

Everyone who has teeth should be worried about cavities. Adults can feel confident in their ability to defend themselves against decay, but kids need time to grow comfortable with preventive care. They can also use some help understanding just how harmful cavities are, and why they should be avoided. In addition to helping them at home, you can protect your child’s teeth against decay by bringing them in for routine pediatric dental visits. Our Rochester, MN dentist’s office welcomes people of all ages, which means we can see you and your kids to offer important support. During pediatric appointments, we focus on providing both conventional preventive services and extra help to make kids more comfortable with sustaining their healthy smiles!

Cavities Are A Problem For People Of All Ages

Once a child’s first tooth arrives, they will need to be protected from the formation of cavities. Of course, at this early age they are far from ready to brush and floss for themselves, so parents take an active role in cleaning growing smiles. While you have an important part to play in helping your kids grow up with healthy, confident smiles, you are not the only one who can support them. By bringing kids in for pediatric dental care on a regular basis, you can protect them against threats to their well-being and give them a chance to learn about the importance of good oral hygiene.

Protecting Your Child’s Smile At Home

Between regular dental appointments, children will lean on their parents for protection against oral health threats. Until they are old enough to take care of their own teeth (typically around ages six or seven), kids’ teeth are cleaned carefully by their parents. You can use this time to talk to them about the importance of protecting their teeth. You should also help them stay healthy by limiting their consumption of foods and drinks with higher sugar contents.

Take Advantage Of Pediatric Dental Services

From their first visit through their teen years, kids gain important benefits from their regular dental checkups. At first, we will focus on giving them a proper introduction to both the dentist’s office and their dentist. When they are old enough, we can begin more traditional preventive services, though we can still focus on comfort as well as guidance when it comes to dental hygiene. At the appropriate times, we will even provide additional protection against tooth decay through the use of dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

Bring Your Child For Dental Care At Our Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office

Through proper care at home and regular trips to the dentist, you can help your child grow up without experiencing issues with dental decay! To learn more about how we can help you with this, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.