Why are dental check ups so important for children? The biggest reason is that their teeth, gums, and jaws are still growing and maturing as their mouths prepare for adult teeth to come in. Plus, regular pediatric dental appointments teach lifelong habits about oral hygiene, making them a necessity for every healthy child. It’s important to provide children with the skills and information they need to brush and floss properly and to care for their teeth and gums.
At Mint Dental, we can introduce your little ones to good oral hygiene practices, and instruct them on what to do if they have trouble flossing or discover a sore tooth or cavity. Invasive pediatric dentistry has become a thing of the past, replaced by compassionate, pain-free, and even fun treatment. Our dental team strives to provide the most compassionate dental care for patients of all ages. We use no needles, drills, or guilt trips – just gentle preventative treatment and solid, practical advice on caring for your child’s teeth and gums. At each annual pediatric check up, we assess:
- How many baby and adult teeth are present
- Health and alignment of the teeth
- Oral hygiene habits
- Bite alignment
- Any cavities or gum disease
- Likelihood of future orthodontic needs
For both children and parents, all of these topics should be a focus of ongoing conversation and concern, providing the foundation for strong, healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral care habits.