Your child’s first visit to the dentist can be a scare or intimidating ordeal. At Edinburg Family Dentistry, we go out of our way to make sure that the first visit sets an important precedent.
As the basis of the future of their oral health, the first visit is key. The first visit for a child should occur within six months of the first tooth coming in or by their first birthday. Monitoring the development of all teeth as they come in is important, and your dentist can also discuss how thumb sucking and pacifier habits can have a detrimental effect on teeth development.
Dental sealants are thought of as one of the most effective preventive dental measure available. Teeth have many areas that food can get stuck in. This can lead to excess bacteria and cavities. Sealants work to fill these pits and crevices, so no food can get stuck by applying a coating to the tooth. For areas that are hard for children to brush, this can effectively stop cavities in their tracks. There is no need for needles and drilling and can be taken care of in one session.
It is important to start your child’s dental health on the right path. Even though baby teeth that erupt during your child’s early years will eventually fall out, they are vital for chewing, talking, and holding space for future adult teeth. Instilling the importance of taking care of teeth early on makes a huge difference when their adult teeth come in.
Our team is committed to instructing the next generation residents in the proper techniques for brushing, flossing and taking care of their teeth. We can’t wait to see your family soon!