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Your child should start seeing a dentist shortly after they start developing their first baby teeth. While your toddler is not going to get a complex cleaning and x-rays, like you do, their dentist will give them an examination to ensure their baby teeth are developing correctly and on schedule. You will want to schedule checkups for your toddler twice a year unless their dentist recommends a different schedule. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: When Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist


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When Should My Child Start Seeing a Dentist?
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Your child should start seeing a dentist shortly
after they start developing their first baby
teeth. While your toddler is not going to get a
complex cleaning and x-rays,
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like you do, their dentist will give them an
examination to ensure their baby teeth are
developing correctly and on schedule.
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You will want to schedule checkups for your
toddler twice a year unless their dentist
recommends a different schedule.
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As they get a little older and are able to sit
still for short periods of time, their dentist
and hygienist will start to help them get
comfortable with regular teeth cleanings.
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Initially, their teeth are cleaned for as long as
the child will remain still. If they become fussy
and want to stop, that is okay.
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The purpose of these visits is to work with them
so they are comfortable visiting the dentist and
getting use to cleaning processes.
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Their dentist and hygienists will also instruct
them on proper brushing and encourage good
at-home oral care habits.
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Parents should not overlook how important these
early visits are for their child. Your childs
baby teeth are prone to tooth decay and cavities,
just like permanent teeth.
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In addition, the bacteria that causes tooth decay
can cause toothaches, infections, and other
problems.
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By bringing your toddler in for regular visits,
not only do they benefit, but parents can also
learn how to help their little ones develop
proper oral care habits.
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Once children get to the age where they start
losing their baby teeth, regular checkups will
become even more important.
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Just like when they were a toddler, their dentist
will want to verify their permanent teeth are
developing correctly and are not creating any
problems.
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For instance, their dentist will compare how fast
their jaw bone is developing in relation to
getting their permanent teeth and whether there
potentially could be overcrowding of teeth.
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They also will check to make sure permanent teeth
are not developing improperly, where they might
grow in behind or in front of a baby tooth, or at
an angle through the gum tissue.
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Additionally, once they are between seven and
nine, their dentist will do a more thorough
assessment of tooth and jaw bone development.
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This assessment will let parents know what to
expect in the coming years and whether their
child might need orthodontic treatment, such as
Invisalign or traditional braces.
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By monitoring the oral development at this age,
some orthodontic issues can be addressed before
they become an actual problem that needs
correcting.
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In some cases, your child may not have to worry
about wearing braces or using Invisalign if
development and spacing issues were addressed
before they reach their tween and teen years.
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For further questions about proper oral care in
children or to schedule an appointment for your
child, please feel free to contact Oasis Family
Dental at (807) 623-2662 today! Source-
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