Is your son or daughter overdo for their next dental exam? It’s always been recommended that kids see their dentist twice a year or once every six months. Although daily brushing and flossing go a long way in protecting your kid’s teeth, there is no replacing a professional dental cleaning and checkup. And of course, bringing your child to the dentist consistently can help them establish that pattern into their adult life.
There are a variety of benefits that your kid will get from seeing their dentist multiple times a year. First, a professional cleaning can help protect their teeth and enamel. Enamel does not come back, which is why it is important to protect it. Dentists use instruments and tools that help them remove plaque and clean teeth much more thoroughly than simple toothbrushes can. Having this done twice a year can protect teeth from cavities and gums from gingivitis. Dentists also can answer your kid’s questions about dental habits and show them better ways to floss and brush. Lastly, dentists can find and address problems with your children’s teeth. Most dental problems can cause worse damage if left untreated. Catching cavities and tooth decay early can prevent teeth needing to be removed and replaced.
Most dental insurance plans are designed for you and your children to visit the dentist twice a year. When you visit the dentist can be a harder question to answer. The two most popular times of the year are around winter break and mid-summer. Many parents schedule dental visits in July/August to get their kids back to the dentist before school starts up. However, these time slots can be difficult to book since so many parents do it. Conversely, some parents schedule in May/June when school is getting out because it is then convenient to schedule the second appointment in December around the winter break. That being said, some parents and kids prefer to schedule during the school year. Giving your son or daughter a day off from class twice a year isn’t a huge issue, and it might even help them look forward to their next dental appointment.
For families in Revere, Everett, Boston, and the surrounding area, All Pro Dental is a great place to bring your kids for their next dental appointment. Our team is committed to providing a comfortable dental experience for your little ones, and to help your kids develop important dental habits that will last a lifetime. Contact us to set up an appointment for your son or daughter.