Building a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles
Habits formed in childhood set the foundation for behaviours that can last a lifetime. Teaching your children early-on that dental visit are an important part of their regular healthcare routine and are nothing to be afraid of will help them grow into adults that prioritize their oral health.
Dentists usually advise parents to bring their children to the dentist early in life. A child’s first visit to the dentist should ideally take place before their first birthday.
Here are four reasons your child should see a pediatric dentist:
- Early dental visits show your child there’s nothing to fear. Your child’s first dental visits are fun, entertaining, and all about getting that new patient familiar and comfortable with visiting a dentist. When this foundation is set early on, your child is more likely to grow into an adult that sees regular dental visits as an important part of their healthcare routine.
- Early dental visits promote good oral health at home. Paediatric dentists have experience communicating the importance of oral health in a way that children can understand. During their regular dental visits, your child will speak with the dentist, hygienist and assistant, where they’ll learn about the importance of a home routine that includes daily brushing, flossing and rinsing.
- Early dental visits can set the foundation for better nutrition. At the dentist, your child can learn about how important healthy eating is to develop a bright healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Take this information home with you, and remind your child about drinking enough water, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, and following a regular oral hygiene routine.
- Early dental visits help identify small dental problems before they become large dental problems. Tooth decay can be caused by many things, and it can start early. Regular dental visits will help the team at Kids Corner Medical and Dental identify problems and let you know if there’s something you can do to prevent the problem from developing into something more serious.
Dental checkups are an essential part of your child’s healthcare needs, so get them started early and help set them up for a lifetime of bright, healthy smiles. If you have questions about your child’s dental care or would like to book an appointment, please call the team at Kids Corner Medical and Dental today.
Kids Corner Medical & Dental is a practice located in South Oakville devoted to medical and dental care for kids from birth to 18 years of age. Run by board certified pediatrician and pediatric dentists, the office is now open and accepting new patients.