Importance of Child Dental Check-Ups

Child Dental Check Up


Dental check-ups are very important for maintaining the health of your children, no matter how young or old they are. Dental check-ups should begin as soon as your child develops their baby teeth. The foundation for healthy permanent teeth is built during your child’s earliest years. The earlier you can get started with dental hygiene for your entire family, the better off you’ll be.

There are a number of reasons that make dental hygiene and regular check-ups important, especially for young children. North County Health Services (NCHS) provides dental services for both children and adults of all ages.

Prevents Tooth Decay & Cavities

Everyone, including children, is at risk of tooth decay and cavities, but proper dental check-ups and routine dental hygiene visits can reduce and eliminate the risk of tooth decay, which leads to the development of cavities. The sooner you can get your child into regular dental check-ups, the healthier their mouth and oral hygiene will be.

Without dental check-ups, tooth decay and cavities will not only destroy the child’s teeth, but it can even lead to unwelcome pain, lack of concentration, as well as other medical issues.

Advice for Proper Dental Hygiene

Regular dental check-ups gives parents the opportunity to speak to dental professionals about keeping their children’s teeth cavity free. The dentist will be able to provide tips and suggestions to help prevent future cavities, how to prevent tooth decay in between dental visits, and much more.

Develop Better Dental Hygiene Practices

Our dental professionals are highly trained and knowledgeable. The more you visit your dental hygienist, the more you’ll learn about dental care. The information you gain from your dentist will allow you to develop better dental hygiene practices for both yourself and your growing children. The more consistent your child’s dental habits are, the healthier their teeth will be in the many years to come.

When was the last time you had a dental check-up for your child? Are you expecting a child soon? Whether your child has had a dental check-up recently, hasn’t had one yet, or you’re not sure when to schedule your newborn for a dental check-up, give us a call today at North County Health Services!

With our dental check-up services, you’ll be paired with a professional dentist who is highly educated, trained and can help you with your dental needs – whether you need dental services for yourself or your children. Starting as early as you can is always best!