Dental care for children is often neglected. It is extremely important as poor dental care during childhood can result in dental problems that are carried over into adulthood, plaguing our adult population with many of the dental problems they face today.
In addition, early dental visits also help in the formation of good dental habits that are essential for good oral health and gets the child used to the dental clinic – equipment and procedures — reducing their fear of the dentist.
Your general dentist should be seen as the family practitioner who can monitor and advise on your children’s dental health. Introduce your children early to routine dental visits. Regular visits will also help your general dentist to identify developing problems. Early intervention in children with jaw growth and teeth discrepancies will help improve their teeth alignment and aesthetics, and minimize the need or extent of braces treatment in future.