Once your child reaches the age of one, it’s time to start seeing the dentist. If he or she already has that first tooth, you may even have taken them in by now. That’s a good start, because at Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas, we believe dental health for kids should start early so it lasts a lifetime.
Every child reacts differently to the dentist. Like a lot of adults, some will feel apprehensive about their appointments. We don’t call ourselves Just For Kids Dentistry for nothing. We love an office full of little ones, and have created an environment just for them, with video games and prizes and a staff that is genuinely happy they’re there.
At their young age, one of the things we look for most carefully is signs of any tooth decay. It can start early, but it is preventable. Just like with adult teeth, food deposits bond with bacteria to form plaque, which forms acids, which leads to tooth decay. We’ll reinforce the need for proper dental hygiene.
A lot of kids suck their thumbs, too. In most cases, there is no real cause for alarm; they usually stop on their own between the ages of two and four. If your child keeps on thumbsucking beyond that, please let us know, because over time it can damage their dental health.
At Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas, we provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry, early dental care, and of course, checkups and cleanings. We’d love to meet your little ones! Call today to schedule an appointment.