Why does my child need a dentist when she’s so young?
Many parents are surprised when we recommend that a child see us while they still have their baby teeth. It might seem unnecessary because they will lose these teeth anyway, but it is actually a very important time in the child’s dental development.
Healthy Development of Permanent Teeth
Caring for your child’s baby teeth plays a crucial role in ensuring their future oral health. Baby teeth can become decayed just like permanent teeth. When this happens it is critical that the decay be removed and the cavity filled. Left untreated, the decay may need to tooth loss, affecting the healthy development of their permanent teeth.
Fostering A Good Relationship with the Dentist
Also, most adults who suffer with dental anxiety have had a negative experience in childhood that makes them feel stressed about going to the dentist. The sooner you get your child used to visits with Dr. Hilton and Dr. Marcincin, the more likely they are to develop a positive attitude toward trips to see the dentist.
Our Summit Dental Team are very experienced in working with children, and we go out of our way to make sure they see visits to our office as enjoyable and positive. If you have questions about the proper timeline for your child’s dental care, please contact our office.