Dental care from an early age can aid in laying a good foundation for your child’s dental health for life! Catching tooth decay in early stages, addressing alignment issues at a young age and regular dental check-ups can all help your child’s teeth develop into a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Creating good memories at dental visits can also aid in your child being comfortable in the dental chair as they get older and avoid dental fears down the road.
When should I schedule my child’s first dental visit?
Around one year of age is the time recommended for scheduling your child’s first visit to the dentist. This visit gives your little one a chance to meet our team, sit in the dental chair and be introduced to the idea of a dental visit. At this first visit, your dentist can evaluate their teeth and check for any early signs of concern with decay or tooth alignment. Nothing invasive will be done during this visit, but your dentist can answer any questions you may have. Visits will be recommended regularly following this appointment. As your child grows older, decay and other issues can be caught in early stages by consistently getting their teeth professionally cleaned and examined.
How can I help my children in their dental health?
The best way you can contribute to your child’s dental health is by proper at-home dental hygiene. Building habits of regularly brushing and flossing is critical in helping your child have a healthy smile. In addition, avoiding an excessive amount of sugary foods and drinks will help prevent tooth decay. Saving sweets for times when you can brush their teeth right away is a good habit for protecting their smile as well. Building good dental habits on a daily basis will help your child maintain a healthy smile for life.
Included in pediatric dental care, we offer orthodontic treatment for kids and teens. Alignment issues can be addressed during their childhood years to help their smile transitioning into adulthood. We also offer the following complimentary examinations to our pediatric patients:
- Nutritional Consultation
- Sleep Apnea, Grinding and Snoring Evaluation
- Tongue Tie Evaluation
- Airway Evaluation
- ADHD Evaluation
If you are interested in pediatric dentistry in Natick, MA, call today to set up your child’s dental visit! Our team will go the extra mile to give your child or teen the dental care that they need for a healthy smile!