Q&A: Bringing Kids In For Prevention, Too

Of course, as long as you’ve been taking yourself to the dentist and the doctor, you’ve known that it’s a must for you to see us for cleanings and checkups. However, you might have some questions about what you should be doing to keep your kids’ teeth healthy. Do kids require the same preventive care? Or, do they need something different, you wonder? Try out our Q&A session for the overall essentials and learn more about the details during your child’s next visit.

Questions and Answers

Question: When is the best time to start calling you to schedule preventive care visits not only for the adults in our family but also for the little ones, too?

Answer: Your kids will need preventive visits beginning at the age of one! Or, when you see that their very first tooth has come in. We will instruct you from there.

Question: What are the reasons it’s so important to care for my child’s teeth before baby teeth fall out? This is important, right?

Answer: We know that it might seem like your child’s baby teeth aren’t all that important but remember that they have an important job. They give your child the following: A foundation to develop good chewing habits, a foundation to develop excellent speech patterns, and protection for permanent teeth that are still forming.

Question: Should my kids come to see you just as frequently as I do for preventive care? Or do they require a different amount of cleanings and checkups than me?

Answer: They should see us as consistently as their parents see us! Twice a year, please.

Keep Kids Smiles Safe With Prevention

Schedule cleanings and checkups for your kiddos according to our suggestions, so they can enjoy very healthy smiles that stay in exceptional condition. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.