Regular dental checkups every six months are important for children because they help to prevent dental problems from developing or worsening. Here’s why:
Early detection: Regular dental checkups help detect problems early, such as cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. When caught early, dental issues are generally easier and less expensive to treat.
Preventive care: Routine dental cleanings and fluoride treatments can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. A dentist can also provide advice on good oral hygiene practices to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Monitoring growth and development: As children grow, their teeth and jaws develop, and regular dental checkups allow the dentist to monitor this growth and development. Early detection of any potential issues can help prevent more serious problems from developing later on.
Establishing good habits: Regular dental checkups can help children establish good habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, and avoiding sugary or acidic foods and drinks that can harm their teeth.
This is why we recommend children visit the dentist twice a year, or more frequently based on their individual needs. We want those smiles to last a lifetime.
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Dr. Erin Estep is a board-certified pediatric dentist who owns Treehouse Kids Dentist in Springfield. She and her staff are committed to making sure your child has an amazing, safe, memorable dental experience.