The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

July 2, 2019 Mitten Kids Dentistry

Benefits of a Grand Rapids, MI Pediatric DentistVisiting our pediatric dentist regularly and having your child’s teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in their overall health.

A clean mouth not only reduces cavities but also can greatly improve the health of your child’s entire body. Healthy teeth allow them to eat the food they need, while also reducing the number of harmful bacteria they swallow.

Schedule a teeth cleaning and oral examination for your child at least every 6 months to help them maintain a healthy smile.

Should I Take My Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

Yes! A pediatric dentist has to go through 2 to 3 years of additional training after dental school. This training teaches them how to provide pediatric dental care to children and those with special needs.

We especially recommend your child see our pediatric dentist if they have dental anxiety. Our pediatric dentists and staff create a safe, welcoming environment so your child can feel at ease during their dental appointment.

Why is it Important for Kids to Go to the Dentist?

While brushing and flossing both help to prevent cavities, regular visits to the dentist are essential if you want your child to have the healthiest mouth possible. Our pediatric dentists have the tools and expertise to conquer toothaches and prevent larger, costlier problems from occurring. Call today to schedule your child’s next teeth cleaning and oral examination.

As your child ages, keeping their teeth strong becomes more and more difficult – enamel wears down, teeth decay, and before you know it your child’s mouth needs serious oral surgery. Visiting our pediatric dentists helps your child understand how to take better care of their teeth as they change. For example, we can teach your child how to remove dental plaque from teeth by brushing and flossing.

Cavities cause complications beyond simple pain; without regular dentist appointments, cavities can lead to dangerous infections in your child’s bloodstream.

Furthermore, neglecting to visit our pediatric dentist puts your child at risk of gingivitis and other gum diseases that cause bleeding and irritation. Allowing diseases to fester in your child’s mouth increases the possibility of tooth loss and other serious problems.

Not only will your child’s mouth be healthier with regular dental visits, but their smile will be more attractive. A healthy mouth will boost your child’s self-esteem and confidence.

How Often Should a Child See a Dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that people visit the dentist at least twice a year. Since everyone’s teeth differ, some people may need to visit the dentist even more often in order to adequately prevent teeth problems. Contact our pediatric dentists today in order to give your child’s smile the attention it deserves. Also, check out our other blog post on why you should take your child to a pediatric dentist.

Drs. Brett Kingma and Grady Randall are pediatric dentists in Grand Rapids, MI. To request an appointment for your child, call Mitten Kids Dentistry at (616) 942-9840.

This post has been updated.

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