A professional teeth cleaning is just as important for children as it is for adults, which is why they are part of every appointment here at Just for Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas.
Parents don’t always appreciate the importance of regular cleanings for their youngsters. Many think that since baby teeth are going to fall out in a few years anyway, is it really necessary? It’s especially true for those who have their kids on a good routine of brushing and flossing their teeth twice a day.
But clean and healthy teeth are just as important in baby teeth as adult teeth. It’s important for the same reasons: healthy baby teeth let your child chew easily, and help in the development of speech. Just as important, baby teeth act as placeholders for the adult teeth that will be coming in before you know it.
During their first ten years or so, kids are at high risk of developing cavities. Cleanings by a dental hygienist every six months removes plaque build-up from their teeth to help prevent decay. If there is already some decay it can be identified and treated before it gets worse.
Children should see us for early dental care as soon as their first tooth comes in, or by their first birthday – whichever comes first. At Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas, we want all our young patients to have clean and healthy teeth and gums. Schedule a cleaning and checkup for your child today!