Accessible Version
Palos Pediatric Dentistry
Child holding a toothbrush | Kids Dentist Palos Heights

Why Your Child Should Keep Regular Dentist Visits

November 15, 2022
|
Posted By: Dr. Richard Facko
Mother and daughter brushing their teeth | Palos Pediatric Dentistry

If you're a parent, then you know one thing especially vital to maintaining any normalcy with daily life is routine. Experts agree that every child should have a morning plan where they wake up, get out of bed, and immediately avoid dragging a comb across their heads. And conversely, their bedtime ritual is just as essential to help them establish healthy sleeping habits.

But one routine we parents may overlook is our child's regular dental visits. We usually ensure they brush their teeth twice daily and even help them floss, but this is only half the battle. It's the dental equivalence of sending them to school with only one shoe, except less noticeable.

Therefore the Palos Pediatric Dental team wants to encourage routine dental checkups for all children in Palos Heights, IL.

Though Baby Teeth Are Temporary, They're Not Disposable

It's a fundamental truth that your child's first teeth will all fall out, or else the tooth fairy would be unemployed. But don't let this impermanence fool you. Baby teeth aren't also called primary teeth because they're unimportant. In fact, here are just a few things that make baby teeth vital:

  • They create space for permanent teeth to come in properly
  • They are essential for a healthy diet
  • They help in speech development

Your routine dental visits keep these teeth strong, so they don't fall out until they're ready, and not a day sooner.

Routine Check-Ups Lead to Healthy Habits

Though we're talking about your kids, regular kids dental visits are important for all ages. By establishing a positive relationship with their dentists, you help them maintain that relationship into adulthood.

Plus, when we see children regularly, our dentists can uncover potentially painful problems while they're minor. In this way, we maintain that positivity because they can avoid the discomfort of cavities or other tooth decay issues. Our goal is to prevent the problems that may eventually be painful enough to promote dental avoidance, which is a gift no child should receive.

Your Pediatric Dentist in Palos Heights, IL

Regular dental checkups and cleanings are among the cornerstones of excellent dental care for any age and every stage. We can help ensure that you'll be proud of their happy smile.

If your children may have missed their last visit, we encourage you to contact us today and set up an appointment

Related Blog Posts
October 8, 2022
Mouthguards — Don't Leave Home without Them
Laughing girls playing soccer | Mouthguards Palos Heights, IL

If you're the parent or caregiver of a young athlete in Palos Heights (or anywhere), you know that mouthguards are a must-have item. But you may not realize that mouthguards are not just for contact sports like football and hockey. In fact, they can be worn during any activity where there is a risk of injury to the mouth, teeth, or jaw. That includes activities like skateboarding, rollerblading, and biking.

 

October 26, 2021
Defining Good Dental Health for Kids
pediatric dentist in palos heights illinois

Giving your son or daughter the gift of a healthy smile is priceless. Their beautiful smile will help them build confidence and be successful in their interactions with other people.

Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile requires a combination of educating children about the importance of dental health, developing a good relationship with a trusted pediatric dentist, and building good oral health and nutritional habits at home.

Let's take a look at all the benefits of helping your little one achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of.

#1: Excellent Dental Health Contributes to Excellent Overall Health

With so many connections between periodontal disease and non-dental-related health concerns ...

August 15, 2021
The Benefits of Fluoride Treatments for Your Kids
Benefits of pediatric fluoride treatment in Palos Heights, IL

Our pediatric dentist in Palos Heights, IL may recommend fluoride treatments to lower oral health risks. Fluoride is an important mineral found in fortified water and is beneficial to your child’s oral health because it strengthens teeth and helps prevent the enamel wear that contributes to cavities.

When plaque breaks down tooth enamel, the tooth becomes vulnerable to cavities. Fluoride remineralizes enamel to restore strength to teeth. Aside from reducing decay risks, strong teeth are also less likely to chip or fracture over time.

Fluoride Treatments and More

Your child’s dentist will customize your child’s treatments to fit their specific needs. So, if your child is prone ...

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.
Our office has moved! We are excited to welcome you to our new address 6446 W 127th St, 2nd Floor, Palos Heights, IL 60463.