It’s not always easy to get your children to the dentist, but when you finally do, you’ll be glad you did. The American Dental Association recommends children see a pediatric dentist from their first birthday to their 18th birthday. In that time frame, there are many benefits that come with taking your child to the dentist, such as early detection of cavities and tooth decay. Not only will you be saving your child from the pain of an infected tooth, but you’ll also be saving yourself from the discomfort of treating the infection. At All Kids Dental of Suffolk, we know that a child’s oral health matters just as much now as it will when they are adults.
5 Benefits of Pediatric Dental Care
1. Dental Care for Kids Prevents Disease.
We’ve all heard the myth that baby teeth don’t matter because they will fall out anyway, but when it comes to dental care, it’s all about preventative care; especially for children. It is important to develop good oral health routines for kids as soon as possible. Taking good care of their teeth will reduce plaque, prevent gum disease & cavities, and improve your child’s overall health. Parents really come to understand the importance when their child experiences a toothache and they must call in sick with a child in pain. Prevent and avoid the pain and costly treatments of more serious oral health issues by getting your child an appointment with Dr. Joe or Dr. Brett.
2. Good Oral Hygiene Supports Healthy Tooth Development.
Children’s teeth and mouth are changing just as much as they are. While your little sprout is growing like a weed, their teeth, gums, and jaws are shifting into their adult positions. The experienced All Kids Dental team can support your child through these difficult years by providing a safe and comfortable environment to get regular cleanings and ask questions about their new teeth and the changes happening in their body and mouth.
With a great routine that includes brushing and flossing twice a day and having regular dental appointments, your child’s teeth can transition without a hitch.
3. Healthy Teeth Save Money.
Oral health starts at home. The sooner you begin proper oral hygiene, the fewer dental appointments your child will need. We love to see our patients, but we understand that the less often we see them, the healthier their smiles are. Preventative dentistry is what everyone wants to focus on. Corrective and restorative dentistry is more costly and uncomfortable for you and your child. Don’t wait for pain or other problems to schedule an appointment. Give your child and your bank account consistent relief by visiting All Kids Dental.
4. Children Thrive with Routines.
Every dentist in history has probably reminded their patients to brush and floss regularly. Creating and reinforcing this routine is paramount for the lifetime health of your child. Kids love daily routines and opportunities to achieve. Whether they understand it yet or not, they can have pride in their pearly whites by practicing regular oral hygiene and healthy lifestyle habits.
5. Healthy Smiles = Happy Kids.
Bad dental hygiene isn’t something you can easily hide and it is often the first thing you notice about someone. Healthy, strong, and radiant teeth can add to the confidence your child feels every time they brush or floss. If your child is embarrassed or has trouble communicating because of dental issues like pain, bad breath, or a misaligned bite it can also affect their communication and social skills. It is your job as a parent and our job as pediatric dental care providers to give your child the tools and support they need to build a healthy and confident smile.