The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends that patients of all ages see a dentist for a checkup and teeth cleaning every six months, and that’s what we recommend at We Care Dental Care, too. Regular visits are the best way to keep an eye on your child’s oral health and development, and make sure they’re free of common dental health issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Not convinced that your child should see the dentist every six months? There are a number of great reasons that twice-annual visits to We Care Dental Care are important for kids. Here are just a few of them.
You may think that your child only needs to see the dentist once they’re 2-3 years old, and most or all of their baby teeth have come in. But that’s not the case. In fact, the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that kids see the dentist for the first time much earlier; whenever their first tooth erupts, or when they turn 1 year old, whichever comes first.
This may seem early, but regular visits to the dentist from a very early age help your child get better overall care. With regular six-month visits, Dr. Benjamin Burkitt can learn more about their mouth as they grow, and provide them with friendly, informative, and gentle care to ensure they feel comfortable at the dentist and get used to the process of regular dental visits.
Whether you’re bringing your child to the dentist for the first time, or you’re just a new patient interested in child-friendly dentistry in Roanoke, Dr. Burkitt is here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at 540-427-7274 to schedule your child’s initial consultation at We Care Dental Care, and make sure they get the dental care they need for a strong smile and a healthy mouth.