Providing your child with proper dental care is one of your most important responsibilities as a parent. From the time a child’s teeth first erupt, it’s important that the child be provided the best possible dental care possible in order to keep their teeth healthy, strong and attractive.
The earlier you can schedule a dental appointment for your child, the better your chances of securing your child’s dental health. Plus, it can begin your child on the path of a lifetime of good oral hygiene.
Beginning at about six months old, children’s first set of teeth will begin to push their way through their gums. Over the next 12 years or so, these initial teeth – or “baby teeth” as they are often called – eventually will fall out and be replaced with your child’s permanent teeth. But proper dental care begins from the moment your child’s first teeth erupt.
Getting your child accustomed to visiting the dentist regularly from an early age is the best way to acclimate them to a lifetime of good oral health. Not only will it help keep your child’s teeth and gums health, but it will allow the dentist to provide instruction on the best oral health practices beginning at an early age.
Regular dental examinations beginning at an early age also increase your chances of recognizing and dealing with any potential problems before they can become more serious. For example, if a child experiences a heavy buildup of tartar on their teeth, this can be addressed early and quickly before it can result in tooth decay and cavities. Regular examinations, including x-rays, can identify and address possible complications even before permanent teeth come in, such as spacing issues or other concerns.
Regularly scheduled dental appointments also provide your child the opportunity to learn about best oral health practices, such as the importance of avoiding to many sweets, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and how to prevent teeth from harm during sports and physical activities.
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The earlier you can introduce family dentistry into your child’s life, the more comfortable they will be with visiting the dentist for the rest of their lives. While most people don’t necessarily look forward to a trip to the dentist’s office, if your child has never been or rarely visits the dentist, this can cause unnecessary anxiety and stress. But this can be eliminated simply by scheduling regular dental appointments for your child beginning at an early age.
To book an appointment for your family at Melbourne Dentist Clinic please call (03) 9999 9703.