At Vestal Dental Associates, we take the dental health of the children that come through our office doors very seriously. Our dentists and staff know that we represent the key source of encouragement and information that will impact the oral health of our young patients long into their future. It is our single goal with our young patients to educate them in how important their oral health is while also showing them how fun a trip to the dentist can be.
As they reach elementary or middle school age, their adult teeth begin to come in and your child will start to transition into taking care of their teeth themselves. During this time the education process becomes even more important.
Oftentimes, parents make the assumption that just because their child has reached middle school age, they no longer need supervision in their oral care. While we hope that a good foundation has been laid at this point in their lives, we find this is not often the case. Sometimes children need a reminder of how important it is to take care of their teeth, just as we sometimes do as adults. Below are some tips and tools you can use at home to reinforce proper dental health.
It is important to remember that even if you child has all the right tools and techniques, there will still be difficult to reach plaque that only specialized tools can remove. During their routine cleaning we can assess how the child is progressing with their at-home routine and we’ll be sure they leave our office with teeth that are as clean as possible. Their visit to a pediatric dentist also allows their teeth to be checked for early signs of tooth decay or infection. Schedule your child’s visit today.