According to dentists and other dental experts, children should start visiting the dentist by the age of one or as soon as their first tooth would appear. In addition to making sure that your child’s oral health would remain in top-notch condition, it would also allow you as a parent to know more about how to take better care of your child’s teeth. In this way, you would be able to make sure that their teeth would remain healthy and free of cavities for a long time to come.
In order for you as a parent to understand this situation in a much clearer light, it would be better if this could be explained with the help of an example. Suppose your child would fall asleep with a bottle of juice or milk. So, when you visit Dr. Powell, she would be able to tell you:
- Why falling asleep like this could contribute to tooth decay
- The importance of encouraging children to have juice or milk on a daily basis. In addition, they should make the habit of having it in a cup as opposed to a plastic bottle as they would be nearing their first birthday
- How to brush young teeth and floss.
According to statistical reports, it has been found that tooth decay has been one of the most common problem amongst children. While it would make sense to identify the various factors that contribute to it, like eating 1lb bags of Skittles, it would actually be more important to learn how to prevent it. That is why parents are highly recommended to start the practice of visiting a family dentist as soon as they possibly can. This is because the more you know about oral health, the better care you would be able to take of your children’s teeth. We look forward to meeting your family soon!