Unfortunately, too many people think that because a child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out that they do not need to take their young children to a dentist. Although this myth is still embraced by some, it couldn’t be further from the truth. If a baby tooth has decay in it, that decay can spread to the rest of the mouth and cause additional problems when it is not treated in a timely manner. This is why it is still very important to bring your child to a dentist for routine cleaning and checkups.
Preventing Childhood Cavities
Although some of your child’s appointment may involve treating existing issues that they are experiencing, a great deal of the time will be concerned with preventative care and education. When they visit our pediatric dental office, children learn the skills they need to care for their teeth for the rest of their lives. Ideally, from the time they are twelve months old, you should schedule your children for a dental appointment at least once every six months. This will give your child the foundation that they need for growing healthy teeth as well as ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles.
What Are The Benefits of a Pedodontic Dentist?
Although children may see any type of dentist, in most cases a child and their parents will find it easier to meet with a dentist who has expertise in working with younger patients. Because of their experience, these dentists will have a bedside manner that is intended to relax the patient.
Selecting the right dentist is especially important for children who are worried about their visits to the dental office as well as kids who may have had a bad experience with another dentist.
Our expert dentist and staff will easily be able to answer any questions that you may have about your children’s teeth and how they are developing. They will also be able to educate you about options regarding preventative care. For some children, brushing may not be enough, and in those cases, Dr. Schumann may recommend sealants to safeguard teeth from decay.
Your Child’s Dental Education
When you opt to take your child to a dentist on a regular basis, you also get the benefit of their years of experience and training. While visiting a dentist, young children receive valuable information about how to brush their teeth correctly as well as information about why brushing and flossing are so important. If you (the parent) are interested in receiving any additional information, you can also use the appointment to educate yourself on the importance of good dental hygiene for your children.
If you are ready to give your child a smile that will last them forever, it is time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schumann. To contact Grove City Dental, please call us at 614-808-1700 or use our convenient online form to book an appointment.