Accessible Version
Palos Pediatric Dentistry
Family walking on beach l Palos Pediatric Dentistry

Why Should I Bring My Child in for a Cleaning and Dental Checkup?

August 14, 2020
Posted By: Palos Pediatric Dentistry
Father with child on shoulders l Pediatric Dental Cleanings Palos Heights

If you’re a busy parent of a young child or children, you may wonder if it’s vital to take your little ones to the dentist for regular teeth cleanings. After all, your child’s baby teeth will fall out anyway, right?

While it’s correct baby teeth won’t last forever, you should still teach your kids to practice excellent oral hygiene from the time they get their very first tooth! Protecting their baby teeth now ensures they will maintain their dental health as they age and as their teeth begin to fall out naturally.

Pediatric Dental Cleanings in Palos Heights

Regularly visiting the dentist is a crucial component of every child’s oral health experience. Here at Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we consider our children’s dental cleanings in Palos Heights one of the best ways to keep young smiles healthy and happy.

If you have doubts about the power of professional dental cleanings, we invite you to consider some of the many ways that visiting the dentist makes a difference to your child:

  • Children are not immune to gum disease, and regular dental cleanings mean less plaque has a chance to build up on your child’s smile. This will reduce their risk of developing gum disease even while they’re still learning proper brushing and flossing habits.
  • Regular dental visits give our Palos Heights pediatric dentist a chance to apply dental sealants or administer fluoride treatments, both of which will help keep cavities away.
  • Sometimes, children are more receptive to feedback and advice from a professional than they are from their parents, which means our dental team can help in ways that might be challenging to address at home.
  • When we see your child consistently and beginning at a young age, we can keep an eye out for overcrowding or problems with their bite so we can keep you informed about their potential need for braces down the road.
  • Baby teeth can still get cavities, which means your child needs regular dental x-rays to check for tooth decay.

Schedule Your Child’s Teeth Cleaning Today

Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Richard Facko, is accepting new patients and will happily see your child for a pediatric dental cleaning in Palos Heights. To schedule a time with us, please call our dental office at (708) 270-6099 today!

Related Blog Posts
July 27, 2020
The Importance of Dental Cleanings for Children

Good oral health habits for kids start before their teeth have even emerged. We advise parents to clean their baby's gums twice daily with a wet cloth to get rid of plaque that has built up and to make sure baby teeth can emerge without risk of decay or gum ...

March 6, 2020
Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Dentist
Child Brushing Teeth | Palos Heights Dentist

If your family is looking for a new children’s dentist in Orland Park, many factors will likely influence your decision. Obvious criteria, such as driving distance from your home or child’s school and whether the dentist accepts your dental insurance, can play a significant role—but what about the more subtle ...

January 14, 2020
Choosing the Best Children’s Dentist in Palos Heights
Mother and Child | Pediatric Dentist Palos Heights

With so many options for different dentists out there, you may feel overwhelmed about selecting a dentist for your child. As a parent, you naturally want the very best for your children, and that includes choosing the right healthcare providers. 

Choosing the best treatment team for your family is a personal ...

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (708) 263-6708
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
Please click HERE for important updates regarding our office's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.