How often should your child receive a dental check-up?
You’ve probably heard that most men and women need a dental check-up every six months. This is a good schedule for children as well. In some cases, however, a person should see a dentist more frequently. Regardless of their age.
If your child has a higher risk for dental problems, we advise you to bring them every four months.
Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth, DDS, of Oceanside Dental Excellence in Oceanside are accepting new pediatric patients. If you are looking for a pediatric dentist, we invite you to meet our team.
How Is A Pediatric Dentist Different?
We provide dental care from your little one’s first dental visit through the teen years. We have a child-friendly practice. Our equipment and instruments are specially designed for young patients.
Come visit our team of pediatric dental professionals. We are convinced that you will like what you find. Many Oceanside parents entrust us with their child’s dental care. We appreciate the relationships we have developed with our patients and their parents.
Know The Risk Factors For More Frequent Dental Visits
Many conditions increase the risk of tooth decay or tooth injury for children and teenagers. The following factors may necessitate visiting the dentist more frequently:
- High sugar intake
- A mother with severe tooth decay
- Poor oral hygiene
- Baby teeth that come in early
- Severely crooked teeth
- Limited exposure to fluoride
- Bite problems (an underbite, overbite, or crossbite)
- Medical conditions that affect oral health
- Eating disorders
- Frequent consumption of soda and energy drinks
- Smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco
- Mouth, tongue, or lip piercings
- Medical conditions that impact oral health
- Wisdom teeth monitoring
Dental visits should commence when your child’s first tooth appears—usually before twelve months of age. Let’s work together to make sure your child has a healthy, happy smile.
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