Dental Impressions of Ankeny IA offers children's dentistry

Children’s Dentistry Is Good For The Whole Family

Dental Impressions of Ankeny IA offers children's dentistry

At Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA, we know that preventive care is the best gift you can give yourself and your children. Good oral health can contribute to your well-being overall, so it is important to be proactive. If you need extra reminders to stop putting off that next checkup, today’s blog has five reasons to stay on top of your young one’s dental care.

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Prevention And Protection

We understand that as parents, you are very busy. However, these maintenance visits can save you a lot of time and money by avoiding the need for restorations and other treatments.

1. Building good habits

It can be difficult to maintain a routine with your toddler or young child. The earlier your young one can get the hang of properly brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist, the sooner they will develop this habit and carry it long term.

2. Reducing dental fear

Dentophobia is a common anxiety that people face. This could be due to poor experiences in the past or their avoiding their visits for an extended time. To reduce the chances of developing a fear of the dentist, get your youngster comfortable with visits early. We recommend the first visit to happen at around one year of age and become consistent around three years old.

3. Fighting Cavities

Tooth decay is one of the most common problems that children in the US face. To help combat this, preventive checkups can monitor for the earliest signs of a cavity. If we notice one may be forming, we can give your kiddo a fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel against bacteria.

4. Speech Or Bite Problems

As your child grows up, their smile will go through a lot of changes. If you notice that they have an overbite or underbite, or have problems with speech, it may be due to crooked teeth or misaligned jaw. Your dentist can take a closer look and refer you to the best option for treatment.

5. Early Orthodontic Care

We can also catch alignment problems early and refer you to an orthodontist to begin phase one treatment. This type of pre-orthodontics can help with spacing issues before braces so that the process can be shortened.

Not Just For Children

Do not forget to take care of your smile, too. If you are bringing your child in for their regular visits, you should schedule yours as well. This helps keep your oral health in good shape and models good behavior for your young one. Adult needs may be slightly different than your child’s, but we are here to help. Whether you need help with your gum health or would like to cosmetically improve your smile, we have options for you.

Do Not Delay Scheduling An Appointment!

Start the new year off right by scheduling an appointment for January. Call Dental Impressions of Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 965-0230. We offer cleanings and exams for children and adults.