Why Regular Visits To A Children’s Dentist Are Essential
When you see kids flashing their pearly whites, it’s easy to understand why parents assume that a visit to the children’s dentist just isn’t necessary. After all, why would such new little teeth need to be looked at? Well, there are a number of reasons why you should take the time to schedule your children in for regular check-ups with your dentist.
Get them familiar with the dentist chair
One of the main benefits to starting your kids young with visits to the dentist is that it makes the whole process less scary. If your child is used to the process, it won’t be as big an issue down the track when you have real cause to bring them to the dentist. You should start to take your little ones to the dentist when their first tooth erupts or at least by the time they turn two. Those first appointments generally don’t involve too much other than the dentist taking a quick look at your child’s teeth while they get used to the dentist’s chair – it’s all about familiarity.
Receive professional advice about dental hygiene
When you visit your child’s dentist for an appointment, they’ll be able to assess how effective your child’s dental hygiene routine is and offer suggestions if necessary. If you have a reluctant brusher, your dentist can explain the importance of regular brushing to your child and give their teeth a thorough clean while they’re at it. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about thumb sucking, teething and dietary issues.
Pick up any issues early on
It can be a battle sometimes to even get the kids to brush their teeth so it’s understandable that many parents don’t pick up on potential dental issues. Your dentist will check your child’s teeth, gums and jaw and look for issues such as dental decay, bite issues and bottle related cavities. That way, any problems are detected early and you can make the necessary changes to your child’s diet or dental hygiene routine. Sometimes simple changes such as supervising your kids when they brush their teeth, no more bottles of milk in bed and less fruit juice can make all the difference to your child’s oral health.
Provided there are no problems, you should aim to take your child to the dentist twice a year for routine check-ups. Of course, you can always book an earlier appointment if you have any concerns such as discoloured teeth, tooth pain or if your child suffers a blow to the mouth.
At Perth Dental Rooms, we provide children’s dentistry services in a relaxed environment so your little one is put immediately at ease. Our convenient location makes it easy to get to appointments and our dentists have extensive experience looking after kid’s teeth.
For a children’s dentist Perth, contact Perth Dental Rooms today on (08) 9322 5340.