Maintaining a healthy smile involves some work, but regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing is just part of the equation. It’s also important to schedule routine checkups at your local dental clinic.
Many people might think that visits to the dentist only need to happen either when they’re adults or when an issue comes up. However, patients shouldn’t wait until a dental emergency happens before starting to go to the dentist. The best way to prevent cavities and other dental health issues is to go often – and starting that habit even as a child.
Even though children’s baby teeth aren’t their permanent set, it’s still very important to take care of their teeth. In fact, it’s recommended that the first time a child goes to the dentist is by the time they turn one, or within six months after their first tooth comes in.
Not only do regular pediatric dentistry visits help keep baby teeth healthy, it can also help catch any dental issues early before they become a problem. Regular dentist appointments at a young age also help children feel comfortable at the dentist’s office and creates a routine that is easier to continue later in life.
This is especially important when a child grows up and goes off to college. College students oftentimes neglect to go to the dentist – they may be living far away from home, and may not take the time to find a new dentist during that time.
Starting the habit of regular dentist visits should start young! Dakota Dental offers dentistry for kids and for the whole family. The dentists at Dakota Dental can provide care from the youngest child in the family to the oldest, and they enjoy equipping patients with helpful information for them to achieve healthy teeth at any age.
Taking care of your teeth is important, and creating healthy habits as a family is one way to ensure that teeth stay healthy for a lifetime. Contact Dakota Dental today with any questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment for the entire family.
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