If you have any children, you have probably heard that you need to get them to a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in or by their first birthday – whichever comes first. At the latest, children should see a dentist by the time they are three years old. While you might make it a priority to establish good dental habits at home, getting in to see a pediatric dentist like Dr. James Lesinski ASAP is important for these three reasons.
Your pediatric dentist can help to reinforce the dental hygiene habits you are trying to teach your child at home. We can compliment your child on the way he or she is currently caring for his or her teeth. We can also further explain the best brushing and flossing techniques. In addition, getting your child used to the idea of seeing a dentist every six months is easier when you start from an early age. This is an especially good habit to have.
Coming in for regular dental visits helps your dentist to monitor common dental issues such as gum disease, also known as periodontitis. We can help to clean your child’s teeth and keep this prevalent issue at bay. If any treatment is required, we can get on it right away.
You never know when a spacing issue will occur as a child loses baby teeth and the permanent teeth come in. A dentist may also be able to identify bite alignment issues and other problems before they require more extensive treatment. The more familiar your dentist is with your child’s dental history, the better your dentist can meet the needs of your child. Make sure you are doing everything possible for your child’s dental health and contact Complete Health Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Lesinski today!