Parents should bring their kids into see us at the Pediatric Dental Center as soon as their first tooth comes in, or by their first birthday. After that, we like to have our young patients go on a twice-a-year appointment schedule so we can keep a close eye on their dental health.
As children begin this lifelong journey, we start keeping careful records of their dental health, including the development of their jaws. This usually includes dental x-rays. We also 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. Suh 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.
At the Pediatric Dental Center, early dental care helps to identify dental problems before they get too serious. We specialize in pediatric dentistry, with an emphasis on preventative care, and have offices in Burlington, Cold Spring and Crestview Hills KY. Schedule your child’s next checkup today!
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