The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits
Visiting a dentist regularly and having your child’s teeth professionally cleaned can make 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 amount of harmful bacteria you swallow.
While brushing and flossing both help to prevent cavities, regular visits to a pediatric dentist are essential if you want your child to have the healthiest mouth possible. Dentists have the tools and expertise to conquer toothaches and prevent larger, much costlier problems from occurring.
Visiting the dentist helps you and your child understand how to take better care of their teeth as they grow. Cavities cause complications beyond simple pain; without regular check-ups from the dentist, cavities can lead to dangerous infections in the bloodstream.
The American Dental Association recommends that children visit the dentist at least twice a year. However, since every child’s teeth differ, some may need to visit the dentist more frequently in order to adequately prevent teeth problems. Contact your pediatric dentist today in order to give your child’s mouth the attention it deserves.
To learn more about the benefits of regular dental visits for your child or to schedule an appointment, contact your Grand Rapids pediatric dentist Dr. Meggan Krause or call our office directly at 616.988.9485.