Opal Family Dental | Family & Cosmetic Dentistry | Glen Mills, PA
Are you aware that taking kids to a children’s dentist on a regular basis is just as important as taking them to their pediatrician? Establishing oral health care routines at an early age is an essential way to ensure that your child’s smile remains healthy.
Children need dental care even if they don’t have any permanent teeth yet. It’s best to bring your child for their first dental examination by age of one. Even if the child is still within the first few years of their life, they will be old enough to understand that the dental appointment is different than anything that they have experienced.
To make it simple, follow this rule: if your child has teeth, then they should be visiting the dentist regularly. As a parent, it is good idea to maintain consistency with the schedule of these appointments. It helps your child to understand the importance of maintaining their dental health and visiting the dentist on a regular basis.
Depending on what your child is comfortable with, we will perform an examination from the dental chair or with the child sitting in the parent’s lap. We will look for signs of cavities and for any jaw alignment issues that could be developing. If necessary, we will take dental x-rays to see if your child has any tooth decay or other issues with the teeth or jaw. Small children usually don’t need to have X-rays taken.
Our practice provides the following kids’ dental care services: