As a parent, you only want the best for your child. We will do whatever we can to protect them from harm. When it comes to dental health, one of the best things we can do is take them to the dentist starting at an early age. Teaching good brushing and flossing habits is only half the battle when it comes to keeping a healthy and pain-free mouth. At the office of Dr. Tejal Kakade, we recommend early pediatric dental care for the following reasons:
Teaches Good Oral Hygiene to Both Parent and Child
The way you clean your own teeth may not be what your child’s smile needs. Early dental visits allows us to show both parents and children about the best ways to brush and floss. We can also tackle common topics like teething, thumb sucking and teeth grinding.
Yes, your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about these tiny teeth. It is important to keep baby teeth free of cavities or disease so that the permanent teeth can fully develop and emerge. Professional dental care such as cleanings, fluoride treatment and sealants is a primary way to prevent cavities in kids, which (by the way) is the leading cause of missed school days!
We can’t always avoid accidents, especially when it comes to kids. However, if your child loves to play contact sports or spends time on the BMX track or ice skating rink, we can offer a custom mouthguard to protect their growing smile from damage after a bad fall or other mouth trauma. A pediatric dentist can discuss your options at your regular dental visits.
Monitor and Correct Bite Alignment
One component of routine pediatric dental acre is evaluating your child’s bite development and alignment. We can predict misalignment or improper eruption of permanent teeth and recommend early orthodontic treatment when necessary.
Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit with Dr. Tejal Kakade
Our Carrollton dental office can treat your entire family, starting from your youngest child. In fact, we value the remarkable advantages that come from early dental care. Contact us today to schedule your child’s first dental visit with us. We promise a gentle, fun and stress-free approach. Our office is equipped with kid-friendly amenities and a staff that loves caring for kids. Investing in their oral health now can go a long way in protecting both their smile and body as they grow and develop.