Having a positive experience at the dentist during childhood sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral health and hygiene. However, finding an experienced professional who’s skilled in working with toddlers through teenagers can be a challenge. Fortunately for those living in Stone Mountain, Georgia, there’s Chin Park, DMD, at Park Family Dentistry. Call the office or book your pediatric consultation online today.
Children should see a dentist when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. For most children, the primary teeth to breakthrough are on the lower bottom gums, and this typically occurs about the age of six months. Following their initial visit, children, like adults, should have routine dental exams twice a year.
While children inevitably lose their baby teeth, proper dental hygiene is still crucial, as the health of baby teeth impacts the health of your child’s gums, as well as the permanent teeth underneath. Dr. Park stresses the importance of keeping baby teeth in place until they are lost naturally as baby teeth teach children to chew properly, aid in speech development, and establish the space for their permanent teeth to grow in. The earlier children learn how to care for their teeth properly, the more likely they are to form long-term, positive habits.
Dr. Park offers the full scope of pediatric dental services for toddlers through teens. In addition to thorough cleanings, periodic X-rays and teaching your children how to care for their teeth at home, Dr. Park offers:
Dr. Park recommends:
To schedule a dental check-up for your child, call the office or book an appointment online today.