As a parent, it might be easy to overlook your child's early oral health needs, especially if they don't even have teeth yet!
In truth, it's not a bad idea to get your baby used to the importance of a clean mouth. Even before their teeth begin to emerge, parents can take a soft cloth and gently wipe their child's gums. As soon as their teeth start to erupt, we recommend beginning regular dental visits and dental cleanings with your dentist in Decatur, IL.
Dr. Bret Jerger can help parents practice proper oral care in the comfort of their home in between dental visits.
By starting early, we can help our children develop lifelong healthy habits.
How Often Does My Child Need a Dental Cleaning?
According to the American Dental Association, routine dental cleanings are recommended every six months as soon as your baby's teeth first start to emerge.
If your child has oral health problems or recurrent tooth decay or infection, we may recommend more frequent dental visits.
Dental cleanings allow us to detect any abnormal dental health issues, recommend preventive treatments like dental sealants or fluoride supplements, and teach your child how to brush and floss properly.
Schedule Your Child's Next Dental Cleaning in Decatur
Your child's oral health is extremely important, and their lifetime relationship with their teeth and gums starts with their family and dentist. Dental cleanings in Decatur, IL allow us to keep your child healthy, strong, and informed about their dental health.
Call our friendly dental team today, and we will put you down for your next dental check-up and exam!