Taking your child to a family dentist for yearly pediatric dental exams is one of the most important things you can do to provide them with a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Though it might seem like the dentist does little more than a glance into your young child’s mouth for a few minutes while making a game of counting teeth, there is much more going on during these visits.
Whether you’re comfortable seeing the dentist or the appointments fill you with dread, it’s important that your child looks forward to each visit. Good oral health is necessary to ensure that your child is healthy overall. Establishing a positive relationship with the dentist as a child makes it more likely that regular dental visits will continue in the future.
Monitoring the Situation
Just as regular checkups with your child’s pediatrician are vital for their good health, so are dental visits. If there are signs of improper brushing, for example, demonstrating the right technique and checking on the results can help prevent bad habits from forming. Regular visits to the dentist can help reduce the likelihood that small dental issues will mushroom into much larger — and more expensive ones — later on down the road.
Looking to the Future
As your child grows, evidence of potential orthodontic issues could emerge. This type of early intervention — and getting a referral to an orthodontist, if necessary — could mean a better response to treatment and outcome for your child.
Korte Family Dentistry has been providing high-quality dental care for adults and children in Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding areas since 1984. The dental team delivers individualized services in an environment of compassion, trust and integrity. Contact Korte Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.