Preventive Care For Younger Smiles

Female African doctor demonstrating proper dental care to young mother and schoolgirl child. Happy kid cleaning teeth with toothbrush and having fun at modern dentist's office.Attending your routine checkups and cleanings may sometimes feel unnecessary, but the truth of the matter is that they are actually critical to an effective dental routine. Indeed, your checkup allows a professional to take an in-depth look at your grin in order to provide feedback on what to be worried about and insight as to what practices have been making a difference. Still, however, a well-rounded routine can work wonders, but when is the most appropriate time to begin this level of care? In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist discusses the value of beginning dental care early for your little one, as well as other tips to help throughout the process.

Why Start Early?

Believe it or not, a number of patients come to us regarding their little one’s oral health with the misconception that not much care has to go into their routine early on, as they lose their baby teeth anyway. Contrary to popular belief, however, a person’s oral health is comprised of much more than just the health of their teeth. As a matter of fact, a healthy smile requires care that addresses the teeth, gums, roots, tongue, and even throat.

With this in mind, your dentist recommends bringing your little one in sooner rather than later when it comes to laying the foundation for an effective preventive dental routine. In fact, we recommend coming in for the first time by either the sight of your little one’s first tooth or by his or her first birthday, whichever ones comes first. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

A Thorough Routine at Home

In addition to starting care early, it is also important to emphasize the primary areas of care. This means ensuring your child is doing more than just brushing, but flossing and using mouthwash as well.

You see, children tend to mimic their parents’ behavior, which means if you place a healthy emphasis on your oral care at home, your children are more likely to follow suit and make an effort at their own oral care. For more information about this process and how our team can help, give our office a call today.

The Value of In-Office Care

Finally, no preventive routine is complete without attending six-month checkups. At around the age of three, we will begin to see your children regularly at least twice a year to ensure their oral development is up-to-par. Further, this process allows a professional to take an in-depth look at your children’s teeth and provide feedback as to what processes are working and what areas may require a little more care at home.

Learn More Today

When you are ready to schedule your next family appointment with our team, contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 today.