What is children’s dentistry? Many people don’t realize that children need to see the dentist as soon as the first baby teeth arrive. Afterward, kids must continue to see the dentist regularly, just as adults do. Regular visits and preventive treatments can help promote a lifetime of healthy smiles and good dental habits.
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- True or False: Kids should see the dentist every six months.
- True or False: Thumb sucking can lead to misalignment.
- True or False: We offer a number of amenities for our younger patients.
- True or False: Baby bottle syndrome can lead to tooth decay in small children.
- True. Like adults, children need to see the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings at least once every six months. The first visit should happen after the initial baby tooth erupts. At this point, the child should see the doctor twice a year. A checkup not only allows the doctor to identify and treat a problem early, but also helps children become accustomed to the office, potentially preventing dental anxiety.
- True. If a child continues to suck his/her thumb this can change how the teeth erupt, leading to the onset of misalignment. The child may then require orthodontic treatment to correct the issue.
- True. We offer blankets, pillows, a play area, toys, and movies. Patients can also receive educational coloring books and even nitrous oxide to help them remain calm and relaxed. We want all children to enjoy their visit to the dentist.
- True. If you lay your baby down for bed or nap with a bottle or sippy cup, sugars can coat the teeth. As a result, children experience a higher risk of tooth decay and infection. Never allow you child to go to sleep with a cup or bottle of juice/milk/formula.