As a parent, you always want what is best for your child. When it comes to their oral health, you may be wondering if taking them to the dentist every 6 months is really necessary. The answer is yes! Here’s why:
Cavities are one of the most common childhood diseases. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “tooth decay is 5 times more common in children than asthma.” Furthermore, the CDC reports that “about 1 in 5 (20%) children aged 5 to 11 years have at least 1 untreated decayed tooth.” This can be avoided with preventative dental care at Harlandale Kids Dental. With routine teeth cleanings, daily oral hygiene, protective treatments, and regular checkups, we can help prevent your child’s risk of cavities and any future dental issues.
Another reason why child dental checkups are so important is that they give dentists a chance to spot any potential problems early on. For example, if your child has an overbite or underbite, this can be easily corrected if it is caught early. However, if left untreated, it could lead to more serious problems later on in life.
Regular dental checkups give parents a chance to ask any questions they may have about their child’s oral health. Your dentist at Harlandale Kids Dental can provide you with valuable information about how to best care for your child’s teeth and gums. They can also offer guidance on what type of toothpaste and toothbrush is best for your child’s individual needs.
What to expect during your child’s dental checkup
Whether this will be your child’s first-ever dental appointment or just their first visit to our office, we want you to feel prepared for what to expect. Harlandale Kids Dental is a kid-centric dental practice that focuses on proving exceptional dental care for kids in a fun, energetic environment. We want your first visit to our San Antonio office to be stress-free and engaging for you and your child, and the beginning of a long-lasting relationship.
Depending on the child’s age, we may take x-rays, perform teeth cleaning and complete a thorough exam. After the checkup, your child’s dentist will discuss treatments and go over home oral care with you and your child.
As you can see, there are many good reasons why you should take your child to the dentist every 6 months for a regular pediatric dental checkup. At Harlandale Kids Dental, we want to make a great first impression on you and your child during their visit to our office in San Antonio. If there is anything we can do to make you and your child more comfortable, please let us know. We offer a variety of services including fillings, dental crowns, dental sealants, and dental emergency care. We look forward to meeting you and your child and providing the best possible care for that beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment today!