How old should your youngster be before the first dental checkup? Parents should bring their kids into see us at Pediatric Dental Center as soon as their first tooth comes in, or by their first birthday.
As children begin their lifelong journey of dental health, we start keeping meticulous records of their development, including the growth of their jaws. This usually includes dental x-rays. We share information with parents.
The condition of a child’s teeth can change fairly quickly. A slight change in diet or habit, like thumb sucking, may be noticeable after just six months. Some issues can make the child vulnerable to tooth decay or jaw development problems, so the sooner we can identify them, the better.
And then there are the cleanings. In addition to checkups by the dentist, we provide thorough cleanings to remove plaque. We trust parents to make sure their kids are brushing their teeth twice a day, but there are always places that brushing won’t reach.
Lots of parents wait too long to start bringing their children in for a checkup. This can have serious consequences. Kids should see the dentist twice a year, just like their parents should.
Teeth should last a lifetime, and at Pediatric Dental Center we are here to help! We specialize in pediatric dentistry and early dental care and have offices in Burlington, Newport, and Crestview Hills KY. Call us for an appointment today!
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