Why Dental Checkups for Kids Are Important
Taking your child to the dentist for a cleaning and exam may not seem like it should be at the top of your to-do list, but it plays a vital role in the health of your child's future smile. In fact, it's the preventive care at The Grove Family Dentistry that we want to focus on the most.
Preventing Problems is Better Than Treating Them
The old saying "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" has never been more true. Baby teeth decay at alarmingly fast rates. It's easier to assess concerns and address them before they evolve into something bigger. For instance, a deep groove in a tooth can be sealed off, instead of treating a cavity in it 6 months from now.
We Want Your Child to Enjoy Visiting the Dentist
Going to the dentist shouldn't be scary. Unfortunately, many children feel that it is. Having "fun" or "easy" visits like a checkup can change your child's perspective of what going to the dentist is really like. The more they enjoy their visits, the more likely they are to want to access preventive dental care as adults. Plus, they can avoid the fear of shots or drilling.
It Saves You Money
Preventive cleanings, oral hygiene instruction, and protective sealants are almost always covered by your insurance plan. Even if they aren't, it's cheaper to pay for preventive care than it is for extensive reconstructive treatments in a teenager or adult.
Our Clayton dentist recommends a check-up every six months, starting around the time your child's first teeth come in. Call The Grove Family Dentistry today to schedule your son or daughter's first visit!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Victor Truong, DDS