For most very understandable reasons, many parents aren’t as focused on the importance of baby teeth – but generally that is because they know that these baby teeth are inevitably going to fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth!
There are a lot of advantages, however, in visiting the best family dentist in Keene and Antrim New Hampshire when children are younger and before they get their permanent teeth. Baby teeth have a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of children and keeping these teeth happy and healthy goes a long way towards making sure that adult permanent teeth develop the way they are supposed to.
Here are 4 reasons why you want to make sure your children have regular visits scheduled with Perry Family Dental Care – even if they will inevitably lose these baby teeth later down the line!
- Cavities pop up out of nowhere and do damage fast to young teeth – The reason that we here at Perry Family Dental Care recommend that ALL children visit our Antrim or Keene dentist offices at least every six months is because that’s exactly how long it can take for cavities to pop up out of nowhere and then take hold – and if this happens, those baby teeth (and your child’s health) are going to be in some pretty serious jeopardy.
- Building good dental habits includes regular visits to the dentist – Building good dental habits is critical when children are young. You want them to brush at least twice every day and floss at least once every day – and you want to make sure that these kinds of dental health habits carryover into their teen years and throughout the rest of their lives. Regular visits to our Antrim and Keene dentist offices make sure that your children instill these habits permanently.
- Just an ounce of prevention is ALWAYS worth a pound of cure. – Getting out in front of major teeth and smile structure issues that may require braces later down the line early on can be the difference between wearing braces for say six months to a year or wearing braces for 18 months or even longer.
- Kids that visit the dentist regularly keep visiting the dentist their whole life – At the end of the day, you want to make sure that your children understand and appreciate the value of visiting a dentist on a regular basis. By getting them used to these kinds of semiannual checkups you’ll help them continue the tradition later on, and that’s going to protect their health – and their smile – for the rest of their lives!