Although your toddler or child have new teeth that are likely to be extracted for their adult teeth, it is essential to book your child in with a Kids Dentist on a regular basis.
Dentist’s don’t just look at teeth. They look at the overall health of your child’s oral health for preventative checks. This includes gums, lips, palette (roof of mouth) and underneath the tongue.
Prevention is key to maintaining good oral health since it helps to avoid potential future issues.
A toddler should visit a dentist for the first time after their initial first teeth have protruded.
It is important for your child’s first teeth to remain healthy for as long as possible. Teeth help with your child’s ability to:
- Learn how to chew healthy foods with age
- Correct speech development and articulation
- The spacing of teeth and future permanent teeth
- Most importantly, helping to promote a health smile
Regular child dentist visits help to educate and reinforce good oral health throughout the family. Additionally with regular checkups, a dentist can identify if any overcrowding or alignment issues could potentially be occurring. Therefore providing correct advise and a treatment plan during early stages of their development.