Dental health is very important for young children and adults. Encourage your kids to go see a Marco Island dentist for a regular dental checkup. Early checkups help prevent cavities that may lead to tooth decay and other medical issues. The sooner they begin their regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout adulthood.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, every child should visit a dentist by age 1 or as soon as the first tooth erupts. This will educate parents and caregivers how to care for their children’s teeth to help them remain cavity-free.
The first dental visit is usually short. This gives your child the opportunity to get to know the dentist in a friendly way. Some dentists may ask the parent to hold their child during the exam. During your child’s first dental exam, the dentist will check all of your child’s existing teeth for decay, check for any potential problems with the oral tissues, gums, jaw, and your child’s bite. The dentist will also discuss developmental issues and educate parents about the basics of oral health care for children.
Learn how to keep your child’s gums and teeth healthy. To schedule an appointment with a Marco Island dentist, contact or visit Island Paradise Dental today.