Setting Your Child Up for a Lifetime of Healthy Habits
As parents, you want the best for your child’s oral health. This starts with good preventive care at home as well as regular trips to the dentist. We recommend your child start coming early, and we often recommend young children accompany their parents to appointments just so they can become familiar with the sights and sounds of the dentist office.
At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we offer children’s dentistry at our Chesterfield, MO dental office, as well as a full range of dental services for all members of the family. Make an appointment today if you are due for a checkup!
Good Oral Care Starts Early
The earlier your child becomes comfortable with the dentist, the more likely it is that he or she will have a good relationship with the dentist that will continue through adulthood. Children who go to the dentist regularly are more likely to become adults who continue to take good care of their oral health.
At your child’s first dental appointment, we will take parents through the steps for good home care as well as cavity prevention in these early years. We’ll check your child’s oral development and address any concerns you might have.
If your child uses a pacifier or is a thumb-sucker, we can talk about strategies for stopping these habits if they go beyond the preschool years.
Dental Care as Your Child Gets Older
Once your child is about six, he or she will have the dexterity to brush and floss their own mouths. We will take the time to teach them the proper methods.
In addition, we might talk to you about dental sealants or fluoride treatments at this time. We’ll probably want to start taking dental x-rays at least once a year as well. If your child feels any anxiety over any of these treatments, rest assured that Dr. Robert Rahm and his team excel at keeping your child comfortable.
Don’t put off your child’s first dental appointment. For children’s dentistry in Chesterfield, MO, call Chesterfield Valley Dental!