Guiding Healthy Smile Development
Like adults, children need consistent care to keep their smiles healthy, including daily brushing and flossing at home. By the age of three, children should also begin attending regular dental exams and cleaning appointments, usually as often as adults (at least once every six months). However, unlike with adults, a child’s routine exam includes specific inspections of their oral health development, including the health and development of the permanent teeth that form underneath their baby ones. Every visit also includes fun lessons on how children can improve their hygiene routines at home!
Extra-Attention for Preventive Care
Because children aren’t as experienced at dental hygiene as adults are, they may be more prone to missing spots of plaque on their teeth when they brush and floss.
Expert Restoration when Trouble Arises
When children develop a problem, such as tooth decay, the problem must be addressed as soon as possible. For example, unlike treating an adult cavity, the health and position of the tooth and its permanent replacement underneath must also be taken into account. Baby teeth are smaller and less resilient than permanent teeth, and placing a filling in one is a delicate process. It’s also a necessary one, for if the decay is ignored, it can not only cause the tooth to fall out prematurely, but can also spread to the underlying permanent tooth structure.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Child
Children have a better chance of enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles if you give them the gift of professional dental care early. To learn more about the importance of professional dentistry for your child’s smile, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Newman’s dental office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439.