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.