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Dental Check Up: How To Know If Your Kids Are Ready To Go On Their Own

A dental visit is important in your child’s development. It’ll enable them to chew better, give them a brilliant smile, and a high self-esteem in their teenage years. Visiting a friendly and personable doctor is the first step to creating a healthy relationship between the professional and your little ones. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advice that you take your child for their first oral exam by age one. During this time, the gums and teeth are flexible and delicate, and just starting to develop. Cavities are also likely to develop at age two, as the enamel wears out and harmful bacteria invade the gums and teeth. Early signs of periodontal diseases are also easy to detect and manage early. Maintaining a healthy oral treatment history with your family dentist will create enthusiasm in your kids for their next dental visit. Here are four ways to know if they are ready for their dental visit.

What is your kids’ dental history?

Dental history with the family doctor shows the progress of teeth development, whether it’s recovery from a minor accident, teeth setting in place after removing braces, Invisalign brace treatment or just routine checks. Patients with a painless and positive experience at the dentist chair relate better with them later on.

How does the dentist reduce any anxieties and make the patient feel comfortable?

Making a dental visit fun, rather than a dull and boring encounter is the dentist’s primary task. The dentist and staff must create trust and a friendly atmosphere that will make the patient free to raise any concerns during patient education and treatment.

Do the kids remind you of keeping their dental appointments?

A positive dental experience will always motivate your little ones to look forward to their next visit. Teach them to mark out important dates on their calendars and even set reminders for the big day.

How often do you schedule a dental appointment for your kids?

With over 20 years or restoring healthy smiles, Schererville Family Dentistry advises kids to undergo thorough teeth cleaning twice a year to remove plaque and tartar. The dentist also conducts a dental exam to ensure all teeth grow in place.

Dental appointments also help iron out any patient concerns ranging from natural anxieties to how to achieve good oral hygiene. These patient education sessions are essential in creating confidence and enthusiasm in the dentist.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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