How your family dentists in Madisonville, KY, help you and your child enjoy healthy smiles for life!
Did you know that your child is never too young to experience tooth decay? The minute the first primary tooth begins to erupt in your child’s mouth, tooth decay is possible. That’s only one of the many reasons why regular dental checkups are so important for your child’s dental health.
Dr. Ben Baldwin and Dr. Stuart Baldwin, family dentists at Baldwin Dental Group in Madisonville, KY, offer comprehensive dental care for all members of your family, including children.
What to expect at your child's first appointment
Your child’s first dental visit is a special time for everyone. Your child gets to know your family dentist in Madisonville, KY, and feel comfortable with the office environment. At Baldwin Dental Group, all staff members are experts at giving children the calm, relaxing, positive experience they deserve. This important first dental visit should happen within 6 months of the eruption of the first primary tooth, and at least by the first year.
After the first visit, your child should see the dentist every 6 months to 1 year for regular checkups, professional dental cleanings, and x-rays if needed. These regular dental checkups are important for many reasons. They ensure that small dental issues don’t become exponentially larger.
During a regular visit, your family dentist will:
-Take X-rays if necessary to check for tooth decay and make sure tooth eruption is following a normal pattern.
-Check your child’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures to guarantee excellent oral health.
-Provide dental cleaning to remove both soft and hard deposits on teeth.
-Recommend a fluoride treatment to help make sure your child’s teeth are protected against tooth decay.
-Suggest oral hygiene instruction so you and your child have excellent home-care between visits.
Dental appointments for older children
For older children, additional services are recommended, including:
-Dental sealants to protect the deep grooves and crevices in teeth from tooth decay.
-Orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth, making your child’s smile more beautiful and easier to clean.
Regular dental checkups are necessary for your child to maintain a healthy smile for life. To find out more about regular checkup appointments and other dental services for the entire family, call Dr. Ben Baldwin and Dr. Stuart Baldwin, your family dentists at Baldwin Dental Group in Madisonville, KY, at (270) 245-1547. Call today!