At The Plano Dentist, we are proud of the fact that most of our young patients enjoy visiting our office for their checkups, cleanings, and treatments, and that we’re maintaining their dental health.
The Oral Health-Physical Health Connection
Good physical health for children is impossible without the dental health component. Though this seems obvious, cavities in children is a national epidemic, even though for the most part, they are preventable. Regular checkups are just as important as wellness exams and immunizations.
The health of your child’s teeth and gums impacts their speech development, eating habits, academic success, mental health, and social relationships. At The Plano Dentist, we love working with you and your child to establish habits that ensure a healthy smile for life.
The Good News
Today’s children are far less fearful of the dentist than previous’ generations. Part of the reason is that today’s dental tools have progressed considerably and rarely cause any pain. If you are old enough to remember the whining dental drills of fifty years ago, you probably have a greater appreciation for the technological innovations that make dental treatment far more pleasant than in years past.
When Should A Child Have Their First Dental Checkup?
We advise parents to bring their toddler in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can review dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques, and orthodontics.
Contact The Plano Dentist:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):