When was the last time you took your kid to a dental cleaning? If you don’t remember, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your pediatric dentist.
It is important to brush and floss teeth on a daily basis. However, it is not enough to keep your kid’s oral hygiene and health to its optimal level. Developing your child’s habit of visiting the dentist on a regular basis from an early age will encourage them to maintain this good habit as they grow older.
It usually takes a good dental office less than an hour to perform a thorough dental cleaning – provided that you make a regular habit of it. The benefits of spending this hour at the dentist about once every six months can have huge benefits in the long run.
During your child’s dental cleaning, the dentist or hygienist will perform the following steps:
Dentists urge parents to start taking their kids for dental visits about six months after their first baby tooth starts to sprout. Although the first few visits will not involve a dental cleaning, with regular visits, your child will become more comfortable in the chair and will be ready for their first cleaning when the time is appropriate.