Children’s Dental Health Month: Importance Of Regular Dental Visits
There are myriad benefits for both children and adults to have regular dental check-ups. When people call our dental care office in Buffalo, New York we listen to their dental concerns, provide them with a free dental examination and offer that in a non-judgmental, pain-free atmosphere.
We believe so strongly in dental health and the importance of regular dental check-ups that our staff does all it can to alleviate fear, eliminate pain and make visiting our office an enjoyable experience. An enjoyable dental experience should begin when your children are young. By the time your child is two- or three-years-old, parents should schedule an initial dental check-up.
Promote good dental health at a young age
At a dental visit, your dentist will ask questions like:
Any information you provide to your dentist helps her deliver care and provide education to make it less likely that your child will have dental problems.
Set a good dental health example
Children learn by what their parents do as much as by what they say. If you make brushing a priority and a fun part of your daily routine, your child will pick up on that enthusiasm and will happily brush alongside you.
Another good example that parents need to set is to not make a child afraid of a dentist. A child has no inherent fear of a dentist and if a parent doesn’t say things like, “they won’t hurt you” or “don’t be afraid” or other phrases that lead a child to be fearful, he will walk in the door and look at his first dental visit as an adventure!
If your child comes to expect that she will go to a dentist on a regular basis and if she has a good experience, she will grow up to not only value dental care but will likely have good overall dental health!
The importance of early dental health care
Tooth decay can be managed or even stopped if your dentist catches it early. Treating potential dental problems in the early stages can keep oral diseases from worsening. It costs less to have routine dental check-ups and care than it does to address it after years of neglect. Dental problems in your child’s baby teeth can lead to dental health issues in his adult teeth.
How can you find a dentist for your child?
Ask your pediatrician to recommend a pediatric dentist. Call your own dentist and ask who he or she recommends as a great first choice for your child’s dental check-up.
If you have questions about your child’s dental health or when he or she should come for a first dental examination, give our office a call and we can help you make that decision. Good dental hygiene can lead to a lifetime of happy smiles!
Is it time to make a dentist appointment for yourself or your child? You can click here to make an appointment with Westermeier Martin Dental Care or you can call our office.