Early Child Visits
Cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases in children. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infection, leading to problems with eating, speaking, and learning.
As your child’s first teeth come in, it is important to start good oral hygiene habits and schedule regular dental visits. Getting your child used dental visits at an early age can help them feel more comfortable with dental appointments later on in life.
At Lone Peak Dental, we believe that our team of highly qualified, dental professionals are the very best of the best, especially when it comes to caring for our youngest patients! We want our office to be a place where children feel comfortable and excited to start their journey for a lifetime of good oral health.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring children 2 years of age in for their first dental visit. Our specially trained team will perform an examination to check for proper tooth eruption and look for any decay. We will discuss proper oral care, diet, and habits that can influence your child's dental health and well-being, as well as answer any questions you may have about your child's dental health needs.
4 Benefits of Early Child Dental Visits
Ease Fears & Create Familiarity
Children need to feel comfortable and safe in their surroundings, especially in new places. Getting children used to all the new senses of a dental office helps them to feel less anxious during future visits. Our goal is to make coming to the dentist a fun experience. Lone Peak Dental has a special kids waiting area with games and toys, a Kids Club with prizes for keeping up with excellent oral hygiene, and even tv screens in the ceiling that they can watch during treatment.
Develop Healthy Dental Habits
It's important to start teaching good dental care habits as soon as possible. Visiting the dentist can help your child learn how to use a toothbrush, floss, and also help explain what a cavity is and how to help prevent them. Learning proper habits early can lead to a lifetime of better oral care.
Prevention of Dental Problems
Children's teeth are highly susceptible to tooth decay. Dental visits that begin early in a child's life increase the changes of detecting any developing dental problems early. We can also catch early bite problems and begin interventional treatments, lessening the cost and extent of future orthodontic treatments.
Parental Support & Education
The essential part of children's dental care is what happens at home every day. Our team can provide education and support to help get your family on the right track with daily flossing and brushing, as well as give you any tips about nutrition for optimal dental health and what to do in emergency situations. We can also help you work through other childhood challenges like teething, thumb sucking, teeth grinding, and protecting your child's teeth during sports.