Why does my child need to see a family dentist for professional dental cleanings?
At Scharfenberg Dental, we’re frequently asked why children need to see a family dentist for regular professional cleanings. Because children have baby teeth, which they lose before adulthood, it may seem like pediatric dental cleanings are unnecessary. However, it is actually vitally important that your children see a family dentist twice a year. Here are the top 3 reasons our Elmhurst family dentists suggest pediatric check-ups:
- Establish a dental record for your child: Regular check-ups and x-rays allow our dental team to track the growth of your child’s teeth and mouth. Your child’s dental history will allow us to anticipate and avoid future dental/orthodontic problems.
- Treat dental problems early: During your child’s exam, our Elmhurst family dentists will assess the health of your child’s teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. A professional exam identifies problems that may not be visible to you or your child. We can treat dental cavities and gum problems before they cause painful infections, or cause damage to adult teeth underneath the gums.
- Set up good oral hygiene habits: Our Elmhurst family dentists will show your children the proper way to brush and floss their teeth, and reinforce the importance of daily oral hygiene at home. Positive dental check-ups can help your children avoid dental anxiety, and establish good habits that they will carry into adulthood.
If you’re looking for child-friendly dental care, give our Elmhurst family dental office a call to schedule an appointment.