Dentists usually recommend the rule of ‘first visit, first tooth’, when it comes to scheduling your child’s first visit. You can also visit a dentist within 6 months of eruption of the first tooth.
Between the ages of 4 and 6 years, a visit to dentist ensures cavity-free teeth. During this visit your dentist is expected to take tooth X-rays to look for hidden cavities between the teeth.
The ages between 6 to 12 years are crucial for children, as during this time milk teeth give way for the permanent ones. A dental exam during this time ensures cavity-free milk teeth. Health of the milk teeth is important, as infection can spread and affect the neighboring teeth along with the underlying permanent teeth. As a preventive measure, your dentist may suggest the use of a dental sealant. These sealants are plastic resins that are bonded to the outer surfaces of a tooth. They prevent cavity-causing bacteria to enter into the grooves or gaps present on the chewing surface of the tooth. Most likely the teeth that undergo this treatment are the cavity-prone molars. Dental evaluation during this age also identifies misaligned teeth. Crooked or misaligned teeth can be caused due to skeletal issues, which can only be corrected with the use of braces. Identifying the skeletal causes can ensure beautiful smiles early on.
The American Academy of Paediatric Dentists recommends that your child sees a dentist at least twice a year. While this holds true for most children, some children might require visiting dentists more frequently. This can be because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns, unhealthy dietary habits, poor nutrition or poor oral hygiene. Ensure your child’s beautiful smile with regular dental checkups and dental care with cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants. Consider these visits as “happy child checkups”.
Families from West Hartford find the easy drive to Newington well worthwhile because or our expertise and modern facilities, our friendly dental team and the relaxing disposition of Dr. Mukund.To know more about dental care for children, contact Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056.