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What Age Should My Child Visit a Children’s Dentist?

August 28, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Benzley @ 9:26 pm

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When you think of a smile, it’s not all about permanent adult teeth. Your child’s baby teeth matter, too! Truth be told, keeping your little one’s teeth and gums healthy as early as possible is the best way to ensure that their adult teeth will develop properly. Healthy baby teeth lay a strong foundation for permanent adult teeth. The best way you can prepare your child’s mouth for their adult teeth is to visit their children’s dentist in Castle Rock.

When should my child start to see a dentist?

The standard is to have your child visit the dentist by their first birthday.  Sometimes, it may need to be sooner if they begin developing teeth before they turn one-year old.

Dental appointments are important early on! Did you know that your child becomes susceptible to developing cavities at a very young age? How can you help your child avoid dental issues from the very beginning?

By having your child visit your friendly family dentist, you can gain valuable information about good dental practices at home and the best things to feed your child. Yes, the foods and drinks they consume directly affect their smile’s development!

What will their first visit be like?

Your child not only gets comfortable and builds a friendly relationship with their dental professionals, but your little one will receive comprehensive cleanings. You can also ask your dentist about preventive products like fluoride and dental sealants as they grow older.

Pediatric dental care keeps primary teeth healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases.  You and your child can benefit from their very first appointment in these ways:

  • Hands-on learning experiences about proper dental care.
  • Protection against cavities with dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
  • Thorough head, neck, and mouth examinations to ensure development is going smoothly.
  • Professional cleanings to remove harmful dental plaque and debris.

If you’re interested in scheduling your child’s first dental appointment, consider doing so sooner than later. It’s best to practice preventive care rather than addressing dental issues themselves.

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You put a lot of effort into taking care of your family’s health. Dr. Layne Benzley and the rest of our team at Castle Rock Smiles are here to make that task a bit easier. When it comes to taking care of your child’s teeth, Dr. Benzley is passionate about using his extensive experience and advanced technology to provide personalized, comfortable services for children as they grow older. Are you ready to schedule your child’s appointment? Call us at (303) 660-5373.