How Often Should My Child See the Dentist?

Parents often asked the question, “How often should my child see the dentist?” Your child should visit the dentist every 6 months for cleanings and checkups. Depending on your child’s oral health, more visits may be recommended. Fluoride treatments are also recommended twice a year to help keep teeth their strongest. How Often Should My Child See The Dentist

Even though your child’s primary teeth don’t last as long as their permanent teeth, they play an important role in development. Primary teeth help your child smile, speak, chew properly and hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth.  If your child happens to lose a tooth (due to damage or decay) nearby teeth might intrude on that space, which can result in crooked or misplaced permanent teeth.

Children with good oral health have a better chance at having good general health. Poor oral health can interfere with eating, speaking and self-esteem. Preventive dentistry can result in less expense and less treatment  for your child.

Call Pecan Park Dental today to make an appointment for your child’s cleaning, exam and x-rays. 817-275-4355.