Age and Oral Health

When it comes to your oral health and the oral health of your children, it’s critical to get proper preventive care from a family dentist like Dr. Almoney or Dr. Brown to ensure that your family and their smiles are healthy.  

 

When Should My Child See The Dentist For The First Time?

 

The American Dental Association recommends that you take your child to the dentist for the first time after their first tooth erupts, or when they turn 1 year old, whichever comes first. Seeing a dentist early helps your child get used to the process of a dental appointment, and ensures that you can ask us any questions that you may have about their oral health, care, and development.

 

The Importance Of Preventive Care For Children

 

Preventive care is very important for children for quite a few reasons. First, it keeps their baby teeth healthy. If a child loses a baby tooth due to tooth decay, this can pose oral development issues and cause the permanent teeth to erupt improperly, leading to orthodontic issues.

 

Preventive care also helps save you time and money, as you won’t have to deal with multiple fillings, crowns, or other procedures to repair damaged teeth. Finally, it also helps encourage better life-long oral hygiene habits even after your children have grown up and begin living on their own.

 

The Benefits Of Finding A “Dental Home”

 

Choosing a “dental home” like Miamisburg Family Dental has a number of benefits. Seeing the same dentist as your children grow will help them form a relationship with the dentist, making it easier for them to stay calm and get used to the routine of a dental appointment. This also allows Dr. Brown and Dr. Almoney to become familiar with you and your children, and track their oral development. In turn, this leads to better overall patient care and healthier mouths.

Caring For Your Teeth As You Age

 

Caring for your mouth properly as you age is very important. As you age, your risk of developing gum disease increases, so it’s critical to keep seeing Dr. Brown and Dr. Almoney for regular oral exams and to maintain good oral hygiene habits at home.