As an adult, you know the importance of proper oral care. It’s necessary in avoiding cavities, gum disease, tooth extraction, and much more. For children, however, it’s up to you as the parent to share with them the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. But while at-home care is essential, you as a parent also need to bring your child in to visit Dr. Robert Rosenfeld for pediatric dental care. Between professional and at-home care, your child can maintain proper oral health habits from an early age, of which they’ll benefit from for a lifetime!
At our practice in Solana Beach, Dr. Rosenfeld offers pediatric dental care as part of our family and general dentistry services. With this, you can get great dental care for the whole family, no matter the age. From teeth cleanings to cosmetic services, you’ll truly benefit with Robert Rosenfeld DDS, but for now, let’s focus on child dentistry. Take a look below to learn how you can get your children off to the right start.
General Dentistry Solana Beach: Pediatric Dental Care
As far as pediatric dental care goes, you can get your child started with treatment as soon as they get their first tooth. It’s then that Dr. Rosenfeld can begin assessing their mouth and watching for any potential issues. Once your child reaches three years of age, Dr. Rosenfeld can start tooth-by-tooth assessments, monitoring both tooth and jaw development. From there, routine checkups will be necessary, as with any patient.
Of course, the importance of child dental care lies within teaching them the value of proper oral care at an early age. While you’ll help them at an early age, they’ll take those good habits and maintain them for years to come. They’ll also get in the groove of visiting the dentist regularly without the risk of fearing the dentist, which is a common occurrence among dental patients. So, what can you expect in your child’s initial appointments?
What’s Involved in Pediatric Dental Care?
As mentioned, pediatric dental care can start just after your child’s first tooth erupts. From here, Dr. Rosenfeld can monitor newly-erupting teeth and ensure they remain free of cavities. While you’ll have to help your child get started at home with toothbrushing and flossing, and even doing it for them at an early age, Dr. Rosenfeld can take care of the rest in his Solana Beach practice. Here, he’ll keep a close eye on a few things, as well as discuss with you any issues he may see. Take a look below to get an idea of what to expect at your child’s first dental appointment:
- Dr. Rosenfeld will want to discuss the child’s oral habits, including harmful habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.
- Discuss proper nutrition for your child and their teeth.
- Lay out proper oral care practices.
- Assess their mouth for existing issues (depending on the number of teeth).
- Plan for future appointments.
- Monitor tooth and jaw movement.
Get Your Child Started Today!
Starting your child with dental care at an early age certainly has its benefits, for both your child and you as a parent. You see, when your child practices proper oral care, they’ll require less treatment, which makes things easier on you as the parent. Plus, you can rest assured knowing your child is on the right path for a lifetime of perfect teeth!
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your child, and even yourself, you can give us a call at 858.755.1189 or contact us here.