Good oral health is important for good overall health. The number one benefit of taking your child to the dentist is the development of good dental hygiene habits that will last throughout life. When kids are introduced to pediatric dentistry services at an early age, they start to become comfortable in the dental office and consider these visits as a normal and essential part of life.
From the moment a child’s first teeth appear, our experienced dentist may be able to foresee problems that could develop. It is an inaccurate myth that baby teeth don’t matter because they will just fall out and only the adult teeth need good dental care. Baby teeth are placeholders for the adult teeth. If they become decayed, it can go deep into the gums and affect the developing adult tooth. Taking advantage of children’s dentistry services will help keep the baby teeth from decaying and, later, allow the dentist to make sure the adult teeth are growing in the right place. In some cases, our dentist can even see whether braces may be in the child’s future.
When dental issues are caught early or foreseen, it can save the parents a lot on oral care costs. In addition, when tooth decay becomes enlarged and reaches the bone, the treatment may be long-term and somewhat uncomfortable for the child. This could easily be avoided when children visit our office from the very beginning. As the child grows, our dentist may also be able to detect early bite problems and prescribe intervention treatment. This could also reduce future orthodontic costs, depending on the situation.
As your children grow, you likely do your best to encourage them to eat healthy food, get enough exercise and receive a good education. Why ignore dental health that can have a big effect on your child’s overall health? The haphazard brushing of baby teeth is not enough to ensure your child has good oral health for years to come.
Regular visits to Implant Dentistry of Virginia is the best solution. During an appointment with us in Virginia Beach, you can learn more about our children’s dentistry services. It’s time to take your child’s oral health to the next level. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation for your little one.