When Do Kids Need To See The Dentist?

kiddentistDid you know that children require the same level of dental care as adults? Like you, they need to see the dentist once every six months for checkups and cleanings. In addition, they may also benefit from preventive measures to help avoid the onset of tooth decay. With the right steps your children can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Pediatric Dentistry

Children need to see the dentist at least twice a year starting around ages one to two. In addition to checkups and cleanings, the doctor may provide a preventive treatment, such as:

  • Fluoride Treatment: Fluoride actually strengthens the teeth’s natural defenses against oral bacteria and decay, reducing the risk of developing cavities.
  • Dental Sealants: A plastic coating placed on the teeth, sealants prevent food from becoming stuck between teeth, reducing he chances of cavities forming,

ABOUT YOUR AUSTIN, MN, DENTIST:

Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.