Proper dental care is highly essential in maintaining a healthy smile for a lifetime. A dental education begins very early on, as this sets the healthy habits we will carry throughout our life. At Schellenberg Dental, we offer kids dentistry services, and we take a fun and hands-on approach in teaching your kids the importance of good oral health and how to care for their teeth at home.
When Should a Child Start Seeing a Dentist?
Your child should have a first dental appointment before they turn one, or as soon as the first tooth appears. Early visits to a dental office will help your child develop a good relationship with the dentist and build a basis for an excellent oral care routine. But most importantly, regular dental checkups allow early diagnosis of dental issues such as cavities that can cause pain, tiredness, fever and lack of concentration.
Why is Dentistry for Kids So Important?
If your children are not taught the proper way to brush and floss their teeth early on, then it will be more difficult for them to build healthy habits later in life. The most optimal time for children to establish the correct oral care techniques is in the first few years of life. As part of their oral health routine, kids need regular dental cleanings and checkups, to support them in keeping a healthy smile. At Schellenberg Dental, we encourage you to take an active part in your child’s dental care, as we rely on parents to act as ‘healthy smile ambassadors’ outside of a dental office.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Dental Care in Mississauga