March 4, 2017
You’re not alone if you’ve been wondering when it’s appropriate to start bringing your child to the dentist. Wondering why it’s necessary for baby teeth and gums to receive dental care is another completely normal thought amongst parents. By the standard of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it’s recommended that your child start visiting the dentist by his or her’s first birthday or after the first tooth erupts. Visiting your pediatric dentist in Birmingham doesn’t just give you peace of mind that your child is receiving the appropriate health care, there are many other benefits for both you and your child.
1. Develop a friendly, comfortable relationship with your children’s dentist in Birmingham.
When we accept the smallest members of your family as new patients, our office takes into consideration that this is their first experience with a dental professional. We have a kid-friendly office environment equipped with toys, television, and treats for the little patients that are brave enough to tackle their first appointments. Our supportive staff members work awesomely with children and soon enough, your child will be treating our office like their second home. Building a good relationship with our dental professionals is important to the future of your child’s oral health. You eliminate the chances of your child developing dental phobia or anxiety as a teen/adult by making them familiar with their dentist now.
2. You get reassurance that your child is developing healthily.
You keep your child’s baby teeth healthy by cleaning them thoroughly at home and visiting your pediatric dentist. By neglecting to properly take care of your child’s baby teeth by not following both steps, you may cause them to fall out too soon. Their permanent teeth are more likely to grow in crooked or out of place when they don’t have healthy gums to grow into. Regular visits with Dr. Rohner can prevent this from happening and keep you informed on your child’s development. If there’s anything to be concerned about, we are here to educate parents and guide them and their child to optimal oral health.
3. Get quality preventive care.
An essential part of having regular dental checkups is preventing your child from ever having cavities. If they already have cavities, it’s our job to find and treat cavities before they get worse. It is common for kids to eat sweet, sugary things that can cause tooth decay. Detecting cavities in baby teeth are vital as to not let infection settle into their jawbones. Neglecting cavities—or neglecting the opportunity to spot them—leaves room for their adult teeth to grow incorrectly. We professionally clean each little tooth, massage their gums, and use fluoride-enriched products to create a seal against tooth decay.
A dental office may not be initially inviting to a child, but our office is different. The bright, inviting atmosphere draws children in and makes them interested in their dental health. We also teach brushing and flossing techniques in a fun, entertaining way for both you and your child.
We understand the importance of maintaining your family’s health, especially concerning your child’s warming smile. When you need a gentle dental team to care for the littlest members of your family, contact Angelica Rohner’s Pediatric Dental Office. We’re here to help you guide your children to optimal oral health!
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