Little Ones Deserve Quality Dental Care Too
Even though they don’t have their permanent teeth yet, young children still need to see the dentist. In fact, the ADA recommends that children start seeing the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. There are so many benefits to starting regular dental visits at a young age, not the least of which is getting children in the habit of taking good care of their teeth.
Benefits of taking your child to the dentist regularly
When you begin prioritizing your children’s dental care at an early age, you are setting them up for a lifetime of good oral health and overall well-being. They will quickly learn that a healthy mouth is key to being a healthy person.
Important things your dentist can do for your children:
- Monitor the proper development of their jaws and facial structure, recommending early intervention if needed to prevent possible breathing, speech, and bite issues down the road
- Teach them the right way to take care of their teeth at every stage of development, encouraging good dental hygiene and reducing the likelihood of major oral health problems in adulthood
- Help them understand that the dentist is someone they can trust, not someone they should fear, and that proper oral hygiene is essential to their overall health and well-being
A Virtuous Cycle
When children are raised with regular dental care as a routine, they will view the dentist as an essential healthcare provider and will be more likely to continue seeing the dentist regularly throughout their lives, in turn teaching their own children the importance of good oral hygiene.
We ♥ Children
Children are always welcome at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness! Our dentists and team happily see children ages 2 and older in the office, and we will work with you to make sure your child has a positive dental experience and learns the good oral habits that will help keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime.
Call Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness at 704-233-3430 to make an appointment with Dr. Joe Chichetti and Dr. Reena Patel and learn more about children’s dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina.