When it comes to dentistry, it is always best to start professional care from a young age. At Richmond Hill Smiles, we believe that is it important to start good habits as early as possible and are proud to offer various pediatric dental treatment options and can even help educate your child about the importance of having a healthy smile and visiting the dentist. Interested in scheduling your child’s first appointment with our pediatric dentist? Contact Richmond Hill Smiles today. We would be happy to get your little one on our schedule for routine care.
Did you know that children are actually more likely to suffer from tooth decay and cavities? Primary teeth aren’t as strong and durable as our permanent ones, making them more susceptible to bacteria, acid, and plaque. We recommend that little ones visit our children’s dentist at least twice a year, this can greatly reduce their risk of tooth decay, cavity formation, oral infections, and even periodontal disease. Routine oral examinations can be useful for the early detection of complications, ensuring that they are addressed before the problem becomes more severe. Routine professional cleanings allow our dentist to reach the areas you and your child miss while brushing, ensuring that every inch of their mouth is sparkly clean. Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are a useful tool for additional protection and prevention, both take only minutes to complete and can give your child’s smile years of extra protection.
At Richmond Hill Smiles, we recommend that parents schedule their child’s first dental appointment around the time their first tooth erupts and no later than their first birthday. Starting professional care earlier can reduce your child’s risk of dental anxiety and improve their chances of maintaining optimal oral health.
Ready to schedule your child’s appointment with Richmond Hill Smiles? Contact our practice today, we are always welcoming new smiles at our practice and would be more than happy to provide the kid-friendly dental care your child deserves. We look forward to meeting your child!