When we become new parents, we try to get all the helpful tips we can to make sure we are great parents and our little ones are healthy and happy. But one version of healthy we often forget as parents is dental health. After all, they lose their first set of teeth – why bother with dental health? Well, good dental habits need start early. That’s why it’s important to start your children down the path of good oral care to avoid problems in the future.
It is estimated that over 50 percent of dental issues occur because children refuse to see the dentist because they’re scared. And unfortunately, this can carry on throughout their lives. Let’s prevent that…
Start early. Ideally, your child should be visiting a pediatric dentist after the eruption of their first tooth, which usually appears at the age of six months. Schedule appointments as soon as possible so that your little one is comfortable with a dental office.
Stick to the basics. You don’t want to start the first dental visit with extensive procedures. Dental examinations and teeth cleaning are perfect for the first couple visits to a pediatric office.
Visit often. We encourage parents to regularly visit our office not only to ensure that your child has good oral health, but to alleviate any fears of the dentist. And instill the good habit of routine dental visits.
Your child’s oral health is the key factor is ensuring that there are no future dental problems, but can be easily remedied by introducing your dentist to your child as soon as possible.
Call Tyngsboro dentist Dr. James Yankowskas for a consultation at 978-649-7773. Also, visit our website at tyngsborocosmeticdentist.com.
Dr. Yankowskas proudly accepts patients from Tyngsboro and all surrounding areas.