Scheduling Your Child’s Dental Checkups

As soon as a child’s teeth start to arrive, they will be vulnerable to dental decay. Of course, younger children can obviously lack the capacity to care for their teeth on their own for several years, making parents responsible for the maintenance of their oral health. While you will provide important daily care for your young child’s teeth, you do not have to provide this care on your own. Your Ankeny, IA dentist can also help by providing pediatric dental services. These visits help in several ways. They introduce younger patients to the dentist’s office, making this new environment and their dentist more familiar and reassuring. They also provide an introduction to preventive care, which can help kids stay healthy and learn about how they can protect their teeth on their own.

Dental Checkups Should Start At An Early Age

As early as their first birthday, or within six months of their first tooth’s arrival, a child should see their dentist. During these early appointments, it is important that we introduce them to the dentist and the dental office, and that we monitor the early development of their oral structures. As they grow older, we can help kids maintain healthy teeth by providing the kind of preventive oral health services that adults enjoy. In addition to this form of support, we can further help them by educating them on the value of consistent dental care they perform on their own.

How Our Practice Cares For Younger Patients

For patients of all ages, evaluations and dental cleanings have benefits. For younger patients, we can carefully tend to teeth and provide important reviews of dental and periodontal health. We can also step in and provide restorative dental work when necessary. As kids grow older and start to reach the age when they should brush and floss their own teeth, we can give them direct guidance to make these tasks easier to begin. Another measure we take to help kids stay safe against problems involves dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which raise their resistance to decay.

We Can Take Care Of Everyone In Your Family!

Our practice is ready to take on everyone’s smile concerns. We can help parents and kids alike maintain healthy, happy smiles. Remember that by consistently scheduling and attending your own routine dental exams, you protect yourself against tartar accumulation, gum disease, and cavities.

Talk To Your Ankeny, IA Dentist About Scheduling A Checkup For Your Child

Families in and around Ankeny, IA can count on our practice for ongoing oral health support! If your child is ready to start dental care, or if you are looking for a new dental office for your family, let us know! To find out more about how we can help you, please contact Dental Impressions at (515) 965-0230 to schedule a visit.