The Importance of Regular Dental Visits for Your Child

Having your child attend their regular dental visits will help prevent cavities and reduce the risk of your child experiencing pain, trouble focusing in class and other possible medical issues. Small children who have healthy teeth can chew their food easily, speak clearly and smile with confidence.

Healthy Development of Teeth and Gums

It is essential for your child to develop good oral hygiene habits early in life. Regular dental visits are important to evaluate tooth and gum health. Your child will learn how to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile from their Pediatric Dentist.

Early Detection of Oral Health Problems

Tooth decay, also known as cavities, is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 40 percent of children have tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten.

During your child’s fun and informative regular dental visits, your pediatric dentist will evaluate:

  • Loose teeth: to ensure their baby teeth are growing in healthy and provide proper extractions; if necessary
  • Cavities: to make sure your child’s teeth are healthy or if they need fillings
  • Gum health: to make sure the gums are not showi­ng early symptoms of gum disease
  • Bite habit: to show that your child’s teeth are placed correctly
  • Tongue & speech: to ensure your child is speaking clearly and able to enunciate correctly
  • Fluoride use: to rinse away bacteria and help prevent cavities from developing
  • Diet & health history: having good oral health is related to having good general health
  • Home care & prevention: teaching you and your child how to care for their teeth at home

Promoting Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Our pediatric dentist will ensure that your child’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of tooth decay and other dental diseases. During the first visit, they will teach your child how to brush, how to floss, and count teeth. This will be reviewed at regular dental visits when looking over x-rays, performing a cleaning, and evaluating progression of growth or tooth decay. Learn what to expect from your child’s first dental visit – Click Here.

At Advanced Children’s Dentistry, your Garden City Pediatric Dentist, we want to make sure your child learns, and practices good oral hygiene habits every day so that they have a healthier mouth and general health. Call to schedule an appointment at (516) 758 – KIDS.

Advanced Children’s Dentistry is proud to serve the surrounding cities: Mineola, Hempstead, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Uniondale, New Hyde Park, Westbury, North New Hyde Park, Roosevelt, Freeport, Valley Stream, Baldwin, Elmont, Massapequa, Levittown, Glen Cove, Long Beach, Hicksville, Oceanside, Wantagh, Oyster Bay, Merrick, Roslyn, Carle Place, Williston Park, Old Westbury, Albertson, East Meadow, Garden City Park, Floral Park, East Garden City and many more.

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