Do you have a young son or daughter at home? If you do, you’re probably constantly thinking about their well-being. Sometimes, dentist’s appointments can take a back seat to other health maintenance like a sickness. However, staying on top of your kid’s oral health is just as important. Taking your kids to see your family dentist twice a year can positively affect their overall health, and it’ll set them up for oral health success in the future. Keep reading to learn why it’s vital to take your little one in for routine dental visits and when it’s the best time to make their appointments.
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
If you have a young child, there are a few main reasons why taking them in for dentist’s appointments twice a year is paramount.
First, children are more susceptible to cavities. Based on the types of foods that they gravitate towards, combined with the fact that they simply can’t take care of their teeth like an adult makes them more prone to cavities and tooth decay. That’s why your child should see their dentist every 6 months to prevent and detect any early signs of dental issues before they become more serious.
Your family dentist can provide your loved one with the proper care to keep their mouth healthy. Plus, they can give you and your son or daughter tips on how to maintain oral health in between dental visits.
Laying the Foundation
Another reason why routine dental appointments are important for young children is that it sets them up for oral health success down the road. The more familiarity and positive experiences that your child has when they’re young, the more likely it is for them to continue to see the dentist and take care of their mouth as they get older. Additionally, if they have a proper brushing and flossing routine, the chances of more involvement treatments decrease.
When Should I Schedule My Kid’s Dental Visit?
As a parent, scheduling can be a nightmare. Between school, household chores, meal prep, and so much more, it’s hard to make dental visits a priority. But, now that you know why they’re so important, there are ways to make time to ensure your child gets the oral healthcare they need.
When making your kid’s dental appointments, schedule them during their summer and winter breaks. That way, they won’t have to miss school to see the dentist, but they can still receive a healthier looking and feeling smile.
Have you scheduled their bi-annual appointments yet for 2019? Set your son or daughter up with a family dentist that they can call home for years to come.
About the Practice
At Dentistry at Hickory Flat, we have a team of 3 dentists who are passionate about providing quality care to patients of all ages. They enjoy taking care of kids’ oral health because of their big smiles and fun energy. For any questions, they can be contacted through their website or by phone at (770) 213-8166.