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Here Is Why the Year One Dental Visit Is So Important

Starting your child with regular dental checkups at an early age is a good habit as it aids in lifelong oral health. These visits are pivotal in preventing cavities, tooth decay, and other issues like pain, difficulty concentrating, etc. If you are concerned and unsure whether it is the right choice, read along to know what will happen on your child’s first visit.

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    Your Child's First Dental Visit - What to Expect

    Usually, the first dental visit is more dedicated to building a positive experience. Some pediatric dentists also include parents to be in the dental chair with their child on their lap during the examination. This is done to make sure that your child is comfortable.

    Throughout the visit, expect the dentist to do the following:

    • Explain the procedures. During the visit, as a parent, ask any questions about your child’s oral health or your own to ease the atmosphere.
    • Perform a thorough examination of the child’s mouth and teeth. With the help of a small mirror, oral health professionals carefully check the oral cavity focusing on everything like teeth, lips, cheeks, gums, and palate for any signs of problems.
    • Assess your child’s bite and jaw development. The oral health care experts evaluate the alignment of their teeth and the growth of the jaw, ensuring they are progressing correctly.
    • Give a list of preventive care measures. They may clean your child’s teeth with a toothbrush and apply fluoride varnish to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is a liquid applied to children’s teeth to prevent decay and repair the early stages of decay.
    • Educating parents about healthy oral hygiene habits. It is a must to understand that home care is crucial and a building block for good oral health. For this, your dentist will also demonstrate how to brush the child’s teeth and advises on the appropriate amount of fluoride toothpaste to use.
    • Discuss the impact of all edibles, like food and drinks, on oral health. Since your child is just budding at this stage, dentists must know your feeding practices to determine your child’s risk of developing tooth decay.
    • Tips to prevent oral injuries. Toddlers, when they learn to walk and climb, are prone to injuries affecting the head, face, and mouth. Professionals can offer valuable advice on preventing such injuries and guide parents on what to do in case it does occur.

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    Closing Note

    In a nutshell, these proactive measures help parents to understand proper oral care techniques and prevent dental issues. Want to learn more about your role in your child’s oral care regime? Contact dental care experts from ACE Dental of Killeen for more details. Dial (254) 978-5926 for more information and other services we offer.

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    ACE Dental of Killeen
    3650 West Stan Schlueter Loop Suite 160
    Killeen, TX 76549
    Phone: (254) 978-5926

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    We are dedicated to providing our patients with complete dental care, no matter the complexity of their needs. From regular exams and cleanings to more intricate treatments like crowns or root canals, we have the knowledge and equipment necessary for maintaining a healthy smile. Our offices are located all over town; come visit us today!

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